Be involved in sustainable forestry: volunteer at Hopkins Demonstration Forest
Guests and volunteers learn by doing and share their talents with others. We offer activities appropriate for all ages: individuals and families, youth and community groups are welcome.
Call 503-632-2150 if you have questions about any of the programs or events listed in our calendar. All events occur at Hopkins Demonstration Forest unless otherwise noted.
*9 Community Forestry Day
- Focus on Reforestation
Help plant the future one tree at a time. Tree planting is the most popular volunteer activity at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. If you want to plant trees with us, it is recommended you CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE A TREE PLANTING SHIFT FOR YOUR FAMILY OR GROUP.
Shifts are 9:00am-noon, or 1:00-4:00pm
We will provide plenty of seedlings, planting shovels and other materials. Trained volunteers will provide instruction and coaching for proper tree planting techniques. Bring your gloves and rain gear! Lunch: Hot dogs on a stick, roasted over a campfire, just the way you like it…and other goodies too!
8:30 am Team leaders arrive, volunteers assemble
9:00 am Morning tree planting session, includes training
Noon Lunch- please call ahead so we know to expect you
1:00 pm Afternoon tree planting session, includes training
2:00 pm Tour: "time-travel" through a variety of stand-ages to learn more about sustainable forestry; 90-minutes; some walking on rough ground. Please call ahead to attend a tour.
4:00 pm Put tools away and clean up
Please remember to call 503-632-2150 by the Thursday prior to each CFD if you plan to volunteer, join us for community lunch, or the tour. Thank You.
*18 DIG-IN - Landscape Planting
9am-Noon (maybe afternoon if needed)
Join Master Gardener™ Volunteers to install new landscape plants at Forest Hall. Wear your work clothes and bring your favorite planting shovel if you have one - we will have plenty of tools and gloves.
We'll provide lunch to volunteers, so please call ahead to RSVP: Carol at 503-632-5001.