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  • Volunteering

    The City has a variety of year-round volunteer opportunities for all.

    • Help out in a park.
    • Preserve our natural resources.
    • Be eyes and ears with other safety-minded citizens.
    • Serve on a board or commission.
    • Volunteer with your local Neighborhood Association.

    Other volunteer opportunities

Green and Clean

  • Saturday, April 15

    9:00 am-noon
    Green and Clean event flyer

    Register for this event by Monday, April 10.

    Be a part of Gresham's annual Green and Clean event; a day of service where we come together to promote community pride and celebrate our parks and trails.

    This is the kickoff to National Youth Violence Prevention Week. This year, we'll focus on cleaning up trails for the Gresham Lilac Run. The cleanup will include:

    • Springwater Trail
    • Gresham Saddle Butte Trail
    • Butler Creek Trail

    Parking is available at Main City Park; we recommend carpooling if possible. Meet at the Main City Park entrance of the Springwater Corridor. We will provide all the required tools.


    • Trash pickup along trails.
    • Fill potholes along primitive trails with dirt/gravel.
    • Cut back vegetation.
    • Remove fallen branches debris and blackberry off to side.

    Gresham's day of service

    • GALLERY Green and Clean trails cleanup along the Springwater
    • Runners and walkers travel the Gresham Butte Saddle Trail during the City of Gresham Lilac Run.
    • Volunteers plant landscaping during the 2019 Green and Clean event at Hartley Elementary School.
    • Gallery Green and Clean wheelbarrow kid at Hartley Elementary
    • Volunteers spread out to clean up Main City Park in 2018.
    • Teenagers haul a wheelbarrow full of debris during the Main City Park day of service in 2018.
    • A tiny tot uses a spade to dig at Highland Elementary School in 2017.
    • Volunteers for Green and Clean plant and weed at Nadaka Nature Park in 2016.
    • Crowds of volunteers tackle blackberries during clean up in 2016 for Green and Clean.

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    • Help us beautify the City's trails on Saturday, April 15, ahead of the Gresham Lilac Run. We'll be out on the Springwater Trail (pictured), Gresham Saddle Butte Trail and Butler Creek Trail.

    • Join us this year refreshing the City's beautiful trails ahead of the Gresham Lilac Run for all to enjoy. We'll be out on the Gresham Saddle Butte Trail (pictured), Springwater Trail and Butler Creek Trail.

    • Helping hands give the Hartley Elementary School grounds a much-needed makeover.

    • Kids are encouraged to come have fun making a difference in a day. 

    • Nearly 200 community volunteers spread out to beautify Main City Park in 2018.

    • All together now at Main City Park, 2018.

    • Volunteers of all ages came together with staff from the City and Highland Elementary School. The work party planted and weeded, laid bark dust on the playground, and created new garden beds.

    • It was a busy and beautiful day planting, weeding and refreshing Nadaka Nature Park and Trail.

    • Invasive blackberries are no match for the Green and Clean volunteer crew of 2015.