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Dear Tryon Creek Community,

We support Black Lives Matter. We know that silence equals complicity. We care deeply, and we know we will never be perfect or get it all right. We will actively work to listen and learn through discomfort, to do better, and to grow as individuals and organizationally. We know the environmental movement is disproportionately white,…
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The new (2014) Nettle Creek Bridge in the Tryon Creek State Natural Area, which now allows migratory fish such as cutthroat trout to move beyond the former fish passage barrier to upstream habitat.

Native Fish in Tryon Creek: USFWS Monitoring Report

An inspiring report comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Monitoring of Native Fish in Tryon Creek, which summarizes USFWS’ work in the Tryon Creek watershed to date. We were particularly heartened to see the section on Nettle Creek, which is upstream of the Nettle Creek Bridge (formerly Stone Bridge) passage barrier that TCWC…
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What’s Your Water Why? Here’s Ours

When you share your #MyWaterWhy with the world, you stand up for water and our future as a healthy and resilient state. Tryon Creek Watershed Council is participating in the Oregon World Water Day campaign with Oregon Environmental Council and organizations across the state to elevate the conversation around water and build a collective voice…
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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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Illustration of a bat with labeled parts

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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