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TCWC’s Watershed 101 Workshop

Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s Watershed 101 Workshop program: Each fall and spring, we seek to work with groups to share watershed science education and implement hands-on restoration in the Tryon Creek watershed. We have a flexible workshop presentation that can be tailored -in topics and duration- based on your group’s needs and interests. We’ve successfully…
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Tryon Creek’s Amphibians: Science Talk!

Let’s talk about Tryon Creek’s Amphibians! Join us during lunchtime on Zoom on Thursday, November 18th, for a science talk about amphibians in the Tryon Creek watershed. Char Corkran, of Northwest Ecological Research Institute (NERI), will talk about the amphibians of Tryon Creek, their life histories, how to help them, and what to do when…
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A Year in Review: 2020-2021 with Tryon Creek Watershed Council

We are glad to share with you an annual report on our activities during the 2020-2021 project year (July 1 2020 – June 30 2021), which covers Council updates, successes and programs, including our updated Strategic Plan. Click here to view or download our 2020-2021 Annual Report (two-page view recommended) (We suggest enabling two-page view…
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Let’s talk about urban coyotes! Lunchtime Science Talk

Let’s talk about Portland’s coyotes with the Portland Urban Coyote Project! Join us during lunchtime on Zoom on Tuesday, June 15th, for a science talk about urban coyotes. Zuriel van Belle, Project Director for the Portland Urban Coyote Project (PUCP), will talk about how to identify coyotes and their signs, what to do when you…
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Planting at Boones Ferry culvert project

When the Boones Ferry culvert project began, we knew it would be a great chance to bring community members together on-site. On May 22nd, we were able to hold a planting event with Friends of Tryon Creek & Oregon State Parks. With 11 volunteers, we installed 360 plants! It was a joy to have a…
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City Nature Challenge: Mini Eco-Blitz at Marshall Park!

This is the first year the Greater Portland-Vancouver Metro Area is participating in the global City Nature Challenge (CNC)! Admittedly without a lot of lead time, we decided to not just spread the word, but to ride the regional wave by hosting a low-key Eco-Blitz at Marshall Park on Saturday, May 1st. We were joined…
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Earth Day tree ivy removal with Youth Charity League

We had a great Earth Day volunteer event with Youth Charity League! On Saturday, April 24th, after a sunny week, the morning dawned, well… not. It was rainy! We still had a great turnout from Youth Charity League (YCL), who align family-friendly volunteer opportunities with local non-profits. We’ve been glad to work with them for…
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Popping boba and women in STEM: Watershed 101 with Girl Scouts

Popping boba and women in STEM: Watershed 101 with Girl Scouts This spring, we delivered a fish-focused Watershed 101 workshop to a Girl Scout troop based in the Tryon Creek watershed. These Juniors were working towards their Animal Habitats badge, and we were able to address several components to help them work towards that badge!…
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A screenshot of a video, where TCWC'S Coordinator stands on a bridge with Tryon Creek in the background.

Virtual Spring Break with ORCAS Students

Each spring, Tryon Creek Watershed Council welcomes a group of students from the Oregon Refugees Children’s Assistance Services Program (ORCAS) to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. This is a special opportunity for the Watershed Council to welcome new Portlanders to Oregon. For many of the students, it’s their first time visiting Pacific Northwest forest,…
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Watershed 101 with Cedarwood Waldorf students

Not everyone is pictured above, but we had a great, COVID-safe crowd of students, siblings, and parents! Starting last fall, we have been offering our Watershed 101 Workshop programming to online classrooms. We were connected to Cedarwood Waldorf’s teacher by one of the students’ grandparent, a watershed resident who tuned into our online workshop offering…
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