March 5th Understory Planting

Join Friends of Oaks Bottom and Portland Parks and Recreation to plant native understory plants in early Spring! Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge is a 163-acre floodplain wetland that sits along the east bank of the Willamette River, OR, and is the largest remaining natural area within the lower reach of the Willamette-providing necessary habitat for fish and wildlife. Native wildlife populations include threatened salmon and more than 200 species of birds. Everyone is welcome; no experience is necessary!



Date & Time: Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up here ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in.

Meeting Location: Meet in the parking lot to the North Entrance of Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge on Milwaukie Ave., accross from SE Mitchell St. MAP  The North Entrance to Oaks Bottom is accessible by TRIMET using the MAX orange line, #19 or #70 bus. Street parking is available if the parking lot is full. 

What’s Provided: Volunteers will be provided with vinyl gloves.

What to Bring: Please come wearing a face covering, comfortable closed-toed shoes, and a filled reusable water bottle. Pants and long sleeves are encouraged. Bring gloves if you have them. Otherwise, we will provide them for you. Face coverings must be worn for the duration of the event.

Bathrooms: There is a porta potty in the parking lot at the entrance to Oaks Bottom.

Accessibility: The clean-up will take place on dirt trails and in fields, which may not be accessible for wheelchairs. 

Contact: For questions or more information, contact Heather at or Stu at

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