SouthEast PortlandTool Library
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Help us buy more tools!

SEPTL has an amazing opportunity to earn money through the Bureau of Environmental Services’ downspout disconnection program.  We need volunteers willing to donate 3 hours and join a team of 3-4 to help disconnect downspouts in SE Portland.   It’s easy work and no previous experience is necessary.  With each downspout we disconnect, we’ll earn $26!   Not only that, but you get free pizza at the end of the shift!  ALL the money will go towards buying tools from our wish list.

As an additional bonus, once you’ve completed the training you’ll be able to check out a downspout removal kit from SEPTL and add your home to the thousands that have already disconnected their downspouts.

We’re organizing groups on Tuesday evenings from 4-7pm and Thursday mornings from 9am-12pm.  If you’re interested in helping out, contact Jonathan at and let him know which Tuesday afternoons or Thursday mornings work for you between June 10th and July 8th.   He’ll then confirm when we have enough sign-ups.  If those times don’t work for you but you’d like to help, let us know when you are available (or form your own group!), and we’ll set something up.

It’s fun, you learn a new skill, you’re helping our community, and you get pizza.  What more could you ask for?  Disconnecting downspouts is important work; it helps keep sewage from polluting our rivers.  To learn more about how this program helps the environment and saves millions, visit