Author: Alexis Barton

Snowy, Small, & Sweet Watershed Wide Event

We had a small but mighty group help us further our watershed enhancement goals at the 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event! The day began with a hearty dusty of snow across the watershed, but some intrepid volunteers still showed up to steward the watershed – we are so grateful to be a part of a…
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A Day with Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break students!

Each springtime, Tryon Creek Watershed Council is lucky to work with a group from Vanderbilt University’s Alternative Spring Break program. This program mobilizes groups of students who spend their spring break doing meaningful service projects in many cities across the U.S., and this year our day with Vanderbilt ASB students was a beautiful one! This…
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2018-19 Annual Report

A Year in Review: 2018-2019 with Tryon Creek Watershed Council

We are glad to share with you an annual report on our activities during the 2018-2019 project year (July 1 2018 – June 30 2019), which covers Council updates, successes and programs. Click here to read the Tryon Creek Watershed Council 2018-2019 Year in Review!

Planting at PCC Sylvania

Saturday February 15th dawned grey and rainy, but that didn’t stop a group of volunteers from coming out to Portland Community College, Sylvania campus, to install nearly 100 native plants and continue removing invasive species. April Ann Fong and Shannon Ansley, professors at PCC Sylvania who run the Habitat Team, leverage student volunteerism to steward…
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[3/12 Update] 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event: 3/14/2020!

Image: 2019 kickoff celebration. Over 150 volunteers were a part of our 10th Annual Watershed Wide Event! We have been eagerly planning our 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event and are hoping for clear skies on Saturday. With public health concerns, we have made some changes to our event; please read closely below. We are canceling…
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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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