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.
*23 Clackamas County Tree School
8:15 am - 5:15 pm
Held at Clackamas Community College and select field locations- including a workshops at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Over 65 different classes cover all aspects of forest ecology, management, product marketing, current issues and trends in woodland ownership. An exhibit hall features dozens of vendors, forestry assistance and helpful agencies. This event is an important fund-raiser in support of education programs at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Pre-registration required! Refer to the Tree School Catalogue for descriptions of courses offered.