Author: Alexis Barton

Group of 16 people on a bridge in the forest

Planting at No Ivy Day

Thank you to everyone who joined us alongside Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Marshall Park, to plant for No Ivy Day! 15 volunteers helped to plant 100 native shrubs and trees! Why plant on for a region-wide event geared towards stewardship? This summer, Portland Parks & Recreation installed two new bridges in Marshall Park:…
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Batty for Bats! Science Talk Success

What a great time we had, tapping into holiday fun with a Bat Talk at the Lucky Lab! Susan Barnes, Regional Conservation Biologist at the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, busted some bat myths, impressed us with hands-on visuals, and educated us on issues bats are facing today. Did you know that bats’ eyesight…
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A deer standing in a forest.

TCWC endorses Nature for All – Bond Renewal

To our Tryon Creek watershed community, We are excited to share that we have formally endorsed the Nature for All campaign. This campaign seeks to renew our region-wide Metro bond that ensures birds, fish, friends, and neighbors alike have access to clean air, clean water, and beautiful parks from the Sandy River to Beaver Creek.…
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Volunteers pulling ivy

Join us for No Ivy Day!

Join us at TCWC, Portland Parks & Recreation, and Friends of Marshall Park, at Marshall Park to continue to restore this natural area by removing ivy and planting native plants! RSVP here! This event is family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, and bring…
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Boones Ferry Road Culvert Project Update!

The Boones Ferry Rd Culvert Project is go! The small, aging culvert is an obstacle to water flow and fish and wildlife passage. After being put on hold this spring due to an increase in steel prices, the project is moving forward again, and construction will begin in the spring of 2020! Watch a great video here that…
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Volunteers pulling ivy

Solve’s Annual Beach & Riverside Clean-up

Join us at TCWC and Friends of Tryon Creek for this annual watershed stewardship day! We’ll be working in the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Register through Solve: Click Here! Led by Friends of Tryon Creek and Tryon Creek Watershed Council, instruction, gloves and tools are always provided. Be prepared for an about mile-long hike, working…
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Bat Talk Flyer

Let’s Talk About Bats!

Join us for a family-friendly talk about bats! Come learn about these awesome pollinators – how low their body temperatures get, just why they hang upside down, how long they live and how fast and far they fly, which bats usually have twins, which are strawberry-colored, and more! Last time the room was filled to…
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Alexis teaching children in the park shelter

Get Outdoors Day with Haki Community Organization

“Get Outdoors Day” was planned by the Friends of Tryon Creek, Columbia Land Trust, and the folks at HAKI (Humanitarian Aid with Kindness and Intercultural), an organization serving the Swahili-speaking community in SW Portland. Within resources for the East African immigrant & refugee community, this language group can be underserved and HAKI aims to fill…
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People standing on a bridge in Marshall Park

What Went on in Marshall Park Event

Thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation Natural Resource Ecologist Janelle St Pierre for giving us and over a dozen neighbors an update on what’s happening in Marshall Park! Right now there are new bridges, new trails, and lots of new native plants getting installed within Marshall Park. The work should wrap up by the fall and will…
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A group of 20 people in the forest

Solve(d) it for Earth Day!

We had a great time stewarding Marshall Park with Portland Parks & Recreation and SWNI’s Watershed Resource Center on Saturday April 20th, as part of Solve’s Solve It for Earth Day! It was great to have some youth groups out – a handful from Youth Charity League, who have been keeping the Marshall Park momentum going…
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