Partners

Partnering among agencies is vital to watershed management. We work closely with many other organizations that provide scientific expertise, conservation resources, and funding that help us to accomplish much more than we could on our own. Tryon Creek Watershed Council hosts quarterly Stewardship Committee meetings, where organizations engaged in work in the watershed meet to update one another and coordinate events.

City of Lake Oswego round logo with sail boatCity of Lake Oswego
The city’s Parks and Recreation department manages city parks and natural areas in the southern section of the Tryon Creek watershed; the Engineering Department provides stormwater support.
BES Blue Heron logoCity of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services
Responsible for Portland’s stormwater management. BES partners with the community on watershed restoration projects, including invasive plant removal and native plant revegetation.
Clackamas County SWCD logoClackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District
Conserves, protects and develops soil and water resources. Clackamas County SWCD offers conservation planning and technical assistance, and provides funding through a partner grant and project grants.
FOTC green logoFriends of Tryon Creek
A non-profit organization that works to protect and the Tryon Creek State Natural Area and provide community environmental education.
Lewis and Clark logoLewis and Clark Law School
Located in the watershed adjacent to Tryon Creek State Natural Area, Lewis and Clark Law School partners with the Tryon Creek Watershed Council to restore and protect forested and riparian land on campus.
Metro logoMetro Regional Government, Nature in Neighborhoods Program
Works to protect and restore natural areas throughout the Region, and offers grants to support restoration, outreach & education.
Network of Oregon Watershed Councils logoNetwork of Oregon Watershed Councils
Supports the work of watershed councils throughout the state by increasing council capacity, improving key relationships, and promoting public awareness of watersheds and watershed councils.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association logoNational Oceanic and Atmospheric Association
A federal agency that researches and provides for stewardship in the areas of fisheries, climate, weather, ocean and coastal habitats. NOAA has partnered with the TCWC, BES, OPRD, and the Friends of Tryon Creek to improve fish habitat along Tryon Creek.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife logoOregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Monitors fish populations in the watershed.
Oregon Refugee Children’s Assistance Services (ORCAS)
Oregon State Parks logoOregon State Parks and Recreation Department
Owns and manages parks and natural areas throughout Oregon, including Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board logoOregon Watershed Enhancement Board
Provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s small grant program has funded many of our restoration sites.
Portland Community College logoPortland Community College, Sylvania Campus
PCC-Sylvania’s GIS program partners with us, sending out students who do great projects each year in the Tryon Creek watershed.
SOLVE logoSOLVE
Works with government agencies, businesses, and citizen volunteers on projects that enhance the livability of Oregon. SOLVE also works with the Tryon Creek Watershed Council and Portland BES on leading restoration work parties throughout the watershed.
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. logoSouthwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
A nonprofit organization that provides support to southwest Portland neighborhood and business associations, hosts a variety of community events, and is the Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s fiscal agent.
Westside Watershed Resource Center logoWestside Watershed Resource Center
Inspires awareness and action on behalf of watershed health in southwest Portland neighborhoods.
US Fish and Wildlife logoUS Fish and Wildlife Service
Provides expert biological advice and planning assistance; monitors fish populations in the watershed.
Vanderbilt University logoVanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University’s Alternative Spring Break program sends groups of students who spend a week in service – we get to spend the day outside with them on a guided hike before they help with current restoration projects.
SOLVE logoWest Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District
Conserves, protects, and develops soil and water resources. West Multnomah SWCD offers conservation planning and technical assistance to property owners in West Multnomah County.
Youth Charity League logoYouth Charity League
Plants the seed of compassion in children ages eight to 18 by aligning family-friendly volunteer and education opportunities with local community service and conservation organizations.