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Opportunity Details

Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:13+

Oaks Bottom Refuge Habitat Restoration--Pick It Up Portland

Join Friends of Oaks Bottom, SOLVE and Portland Parks and Recreation to keep Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge clean for trail users and wildlife! 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 175 species of birds. Everyone is welcome; no experience is necessary!

Date & Time: Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 9 am to 12 pm.

Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) 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, heavy duty garbage bags and litter grabbers.

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 and a litter grabber if you have them. Otherwise, we will provide them for you. Volunteers are required to wear a face covering throughout the event.  

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

Accessibility: The clean-up will primarily take place on dirt trails and in fields, which may not be accessible for wheelchairs. However, the entrance path to Oaks Bottom and the Spring Water corridor are both paved, and everyone is welcome to attend. 

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

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2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286