Restoration Planting Event 12/9/2023

A view of Mt Hood from the Gibson project area

Join Bark, Portland Parks & Recreation and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council to plant native shrubs and trees at Columbia Childrens Arboretum.

December 9, 2023. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (please arrive 15 minutes early!)

Project details: Join Portland Parks & Recreation and Columbia Slough Watershed Council to plant native shrubs and trees in the natural areas at Columbia Childrens Arboretum.

Everyone welcome, and no experience necessary! Staff will provide gloves, tools, and any instruction needed. Work will involve bending over, shoveling, and walking on muddy and uneven ground. 

Location: Columbia Childrens Arboretum. Please register to be informed about specific location in the park. 

Questions: For more information contact Meg Waller, Bark’s Restoration Coordinator, at

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to keep Portland’s natural area parks healthy, beautiful, and safe for people and wildlife! 

Here are a few tips to get you ready for your stewardship event.

  • Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of any contagious illness or have tested positive for Covid-19.  There will be other opportunities to volunteer!
  • In order to ensure your comfort and safety, please remember to dress for the weather, wear closed-toe, sturdy shoes; long pants and long-sleeved shirts; and be ready to get dirty! 
  • Unless otherwise noted, all events are family-friendly and all ages are welcome to participate. However, children under 14 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult for the duration of the event. We encourage you to attend events with members of your household/family!