Help kick off the spring planting season by volunteering at our annual spring native plant sale.
Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th (see shifts and roles below)
Echo Valley Nursery, Oregon City, OR
Would you like to volunteer at the Backyard Habitat Certification Program’s native plant sale? This sale happens twice a year—once in the spring, coordinated by the Columbia Land Trust, and once in the fall, coordinated by Audubon Society of Portland.
For this upcoming spring sale, we are excited to collaborate with Echo Valley Natives for the fifth year to offer discounted native plants to Backyard Habitat Certification Program participants.
We are seeking volunteers who would like to answer customer questions, provide general event assistance, and support onsite parking and plant loading. You’ll go home feeling great that you helped distribute thousands of native plants to nearby backyards.
Dates: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13
Times: 2 shifts available – 9:30 am to 1:00 pm and 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Echo Valley Natives, 18883 S. Ferguson Road, Oregon City, OR 97045
Directions and Parking: Google Maps does not take you to the correct location, but it gets you close. When Google Maps says you’ve reached your destination keep going until you reach the bottom of the hill and see signs for the plant sale. Parking will be further down the road around the bend. (VIEW MAP)
Parking & Loading Helpers (this is our greatest need): Direct customer parking, help load plants into vehicles, and provide general event support. There are no special skills required for this position.
Information Guide: Be a friendly face that directs people to on-hand books and resources. Talk to customers about native plants, the Backyard Habitat program, Columbia Land Trust, and/or Portland Audubon Society. While knowledge of native plants is helpful, the position is great for anyone who likes talking to people.
Customer Assistant: Meet and greet arriving customers, help direct customers, and provide general event support. This position requires a strong familiarity with native plants.
Please fill out the form below to sign up for a shift or shifts. Once you select a shift, additional registration fields will appear below the form. Additional details will be provided upon registration. Questions? Email JP Marchetti-Mendez, the Backyard Habitat Program coordinator, at JMarchettiMendez@BackyardHabitats.org.