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
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. TCWC works with landowners in the Nettle Creek subwatershed through the City of L.O.’s Habitat Enhancement Program.
City 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. BES’ Community Watershed Stewardship Program funds TCWC’s mobile Watershed 101 Workshop and our Watershed Wide Event.
Clackamas 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. Their Council Support funding increases our organizational resiliency and capacity, and helps us to develop and complete more complex restoration projects.
Oregon 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.
West 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. Their Partner Support funding increases our organizational resiliency and capacity, and helps us to develop and complete more complex restoration projects.
Friends of Tryon Creek
A non-profit organization that works to inspire and nurture relationships with nature in the Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Lewis 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 Regional Government
Works to protect and restore natural areas throughout the Region, and offers grants to support restoration, outreach & education.
Network 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
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
Monitors fish populations in the watershed.
Oregon Refugee Children’s Assistance Services (ORCAS)
TCWC welcomes a group of new Portlanders each year to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area, to learn about watersheds, fish, and PNW forest management.
Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department
Owns and manages parks and natural areas throughout Oregon, including Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Portland 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.
Portland Parks & Recreation
Portland Parks & Recreation owns and manages parks and natural areas in the Portland area, including in Marshall Park, the second-largest natural area in the watershed.
Works with government agencies, businesses, and citizen volunteers on projects that enhance the livability of Oregon. Solve and TCWC collaborate to host restoration work parties throughout the watershed.
Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc.
A nonprofit organization that provides support to southwest Portland neighborhood and business associations and hosts a variety of community events.
Westside Watershed Resource Center
Inspires awareness and action on behalf of watershed health in southwest Portland neighborhoods. WWRC also manages a Tool Loan program.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Provides expert biological advice and planning assistance; monitors fish populations in the watershed.
Vanderbilt University’s Alternative Spring Break program sends groups of students who spend a week in service – TCWC spends a day outside with them on a guided hike before they help with current restoration projects.
Youth 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.