OLCA Portland Regional Chapter Sitton Elementary Community Project 

OLCA Volunteers needed for our January 2020 Community Project to Complete an Innovative Playground & Outdoor Classroom in North Portland! The Portland OLCA chapter is enlisting local members to complete a Naturescape Playground and Outdoor Classroom for the amazing K-5 students of Sitton Elementary School.

Sitton has a large field — empty except for vintage playground equipment and the outdoor classroom we previously built — that’s ready to be transformed into an inclusive, wheelchair-accessible Naturescape. Ideas for extended learning experiences include a Sensory Garden, Labyrinth, Free Play Space, Wind Chimes/Music, Outdoor Reading Time, and Science & Art Classes.


  • Landscape companies to volunteer personnel who can provide labor and vehicles
  • Vendors to donate materials such as hardscape and plants.
Click HERE to volunteer to help!
Click HERE to donate materials and/or equipment!

Project Description:
Bio Swale, Sensory Garden, Labyrinth/Remove sod, grade the respective areas, install gravel pathways with re-purposed base material from site.  Grade imported soil, planting, dig tree holes for future planting.

Volunteers are needed for:

  • January 27-30, 2020
  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

Equipment needed:

  • (2) Vibe Plates
  • (1) Wheel Loader with min 2) cuyd bucket
  • (2) Mini Excavator (Bobcat 331 or similar)
  • (1) Mini Loader Wheel or Track (Bobcat T190 or similar)
  • (2) Dump truck on site

Note:  Experienced operators will be needed

Materials needed:

  • 55) cu yds 3-Way Blended Soil
  • 19) cu yds Dark Helmlock Mulch

Note:  The project team would like the materials on site prior to start of work (delivery on Friday, January 24th)

Location of Project:

Sitton School
9930 N Smith Street
Portland, Oregon 97203

OLCA Project Lead:
Howard Lehman
Natureworks, LLC
[email protected]