Give Back to the Environment with Stewardship!

Join us at Farmers’ Market this Saturday, May 18 for a follow up to Arbor Month contests, bee naming, and more!

Forestry at the Farmers’ Market -  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Embrace the beauty of urban forestry and the vital role of pollinators! Explore engaging Urban & Community Forestry booths for all ages, spin the prize wheel, get crafty, chat with arborists, snag a free tree seedling, and learn about stewardship opportunities in your neighborhood. Don't miss out on this fun-filled and educational event!

Arbor Month Coloring Contest Winners & Bee Naming Announcement - 11:30 a.m.

Discover the talented artists behind our Arbor Month Coloring Contest winners at the Farmers' Market pavilion! Meet the artists and admire their stunning work. Plus, be the first to hear the exciting news about our new stewardship bee character and its official name!

Mark your calendars and spread the word! See you there!


Are you looking to volunteer in our stewardship program? Please help us create a healthy habitat for plants, pollinators, birds, and animals. Scroll down to see the calendar listings.

What will I do?

  • Plant native species
  • Remove invasive species
  • Refresh park trails
  • Learn about native birds, plants, and pollinators

How do I volunteer? Just show up at the work party site! 

Any forms to fill out? Nope! Just sign in at the work party site.

What do I bring? Bring work gloves and water to drink.

What do I wear? Dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. 

Can I bring a group with me? Please call or email the work party contact to see if the work party can accommodate a group.

Before attending: Check for work party cancelations due to weather or conditions beyond control.

Want to volunteer but can't make the Friends Group habitat restoration work party dates? Email 

Have a group of over 15 volunteers that need a different work party date? Let's figure out options!

If you have any questions, contact Eric Hirshberger, Natural Areas Crew Leader, at 503-534-5661 or


Contact Information

Eric Hirshberger

Natural Areas Crew Leader





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