Stewardship Saturday:

Earth Day at Wilkes Creek


Date TBD

ATTENTION: This event is postponed in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check back for information about the rescheduled date.


We encourage you to celebrate Earth Day by taking action from the safety of your home and neighborhood. Follow our website and social media for suggestions!

Come celebrate Earth Day with Columbia Slough Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation by restoring habitat at the headwaters of the Columbia Slough!


Wilkes Creek Headwaters contains the springs that feed the only free-flowing stream in the city that still enters the Columbia Slough. Restoring headwaters habitat, the habitat at the source of a river or stream, is an important part of the waterway restoration process. Wilkes Creek flows into the Columbia Slough, so its protection is part of a greater effort to keep the Slough healthy. Formerly a hazelnut orchard and holly farm, volunteer restoration efforts have been focused on enhancing the already existing Western red cedar forest, and adding native trees, and shrub and forb understory to the rest of the park.


This event takes place rain or shine! Be sure to dress for the weather and bring water, rain gear and sturdy shoes. Snacks, tools, training and gloves will be provided. Registration for this event is requested.

Accessibility: The work site is about 1/4 mile from our meeting site. The trail is part grass, part gravel. The work site itself is wooded and uneven. There are no restrooms or shelters on site. We will have one porta-potty available for use. Please feel welcome to contact us to talk more about this site and its amenities:


Meet at NE 154th & Fremont. From Sandy Blvd, turn south onto NE 154th. Parking is along the street; please do not block neighbors’ driveways.

Tri-met bus #12 (NE 154th & Sandy Blvd. stop). Walk south on NE 154th for ¼ mile.

For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator:

You must register to participate!

Date: Rescheduled Date TBD

Time: 9 AM - 12 PM

Location: Wilkes Creek Headwaters, 15401 NE Fremont St, Portland, OR 97230

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