The Conservation Alliance will hold its next Backyard Collective event on Wednesday, August 21, in Portland, Ore. The Conservation Alliance is teaming up with Forest Park Conservancy, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, SOLVE and Portland Parks & Recreation to organize a mix of trail maintenance and habitat restoration at multiple work sites.
Portland marks the sixth Backyard Collective for the organization this year. The Portland event will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Wallace Park. Volunteers will work on trail restoration and removal of invasive species in Forest Park, Sellwood Park, as well as at Johnson & Mill Creek areas. Following the stewardship activities, volunteers will return to Wallace Park for a catered lunch and volunteer fair.
More than 200 volunteers are expected to be present with employee representatives from member companies and guests including: Columbia Sportswear, KEEN, Icebreaker, Merrell, Nau, Horny Toad, Undersolen Media, REI, JAM Media Collective, BrandLive and Yakima. Conservation Alliance grantees, including Oregon Wild, Save Our Wild Salmon, and WaterWatch, will participate in the volunteer fair along with Portland Parks Foundation and organizations partnering in the event.