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Group of people in the forest.

Restoration at Jackson Middle School

This fall, Tryon Creek Watershed Council (TCWC) has been working at Jackson Middle School on restoration work at the pathway on the south side of the school near 39th Ave. This much-loved walkway, used by neighbors and the Jackson community, runs through a stand of trees with a mix of native and invasive plants. Restoration…
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No Ivy Day success!

Tryon Creek Watershed Council also hosted a No Ivy Day event at Marshall Park on October 27th, with Friends of Marshall Park. No Ivy Day is a region-wide restoration event. At Marshall Park, 26 community members gathered to remove English ivy. While volunteers performed “lifesavers” on 5 trees (climbing ivy can kill trees!), most of…
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Join us for No Ivy Day!

Join Tryon Creek Watershed Council, Portland Parks & Recreation, and Friends of Marshall Park for a No Ivy Day work party to continue ivy removal in Marshall Park! Help restore this beautiful and important natural area by removing invasive species. This event is family friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please dress…
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Cutthroat Trout with beautiful orange maxillary about to receive a PIT tag for monitoring.

Fish Monitoring in the Tryon Creek Watershed

Natural areas in urban settings, such as Tryon Creek State Park, provide habitat and help preserve native species and wildlife within an area that would otherwise imperil them. As a place for people to see, experience, and appreciate nature often, urban natural areas can help to develop an understanding for the importance of conservation –…
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State of the Watershed Science Talk May 31!

JOIN THE TRYON CREEK WATERSHED COUNCIL FOR OUR ANNUAL STATE OF THE WATERSHED SCIENCE TALK! Thursday, May 31, 6 – 8pm at Lucky Lab Public House in Multnomah Village We have fish-friendly habitat in our creek system!  That’s right – the US Fish & Wildlife Service and Portland Bureau of Environmental Services recently published a…
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US Fish & Wildlife Finds Tryon Creek Support Cutthroat Trout

We are very excited to share that the US Fish & Wildlife Service recently published a paper,”An urban stream can support a healthy population of coastal cutthroat trout” in Urban Ecosystems. They found the characteristics of Coastal Cutthroat Trout in Tryon Creek were similar to  populations not influenced by urbanization.  Their results suggest that Tryon…
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No Ivy Day with Tryon Creek Watershed Council and PCC Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team!

We’re partnering with the PCC Sylvania Habitat Restoration Team to host a No Ivy Day site on Saturday, October 28! Join us for a free, family-friendly, ivy-pulling event. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Contact Terri Preeg Riggsby for more information and to register at coordinator@tryoncreek.org WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 9 am – 12 noon…
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Adra instructing a group of volunteers.

Farewell from TCWC Volunteer Coordinator

As many of you have probably heard by now, I am leaving my role as Volunteer Coordinator for TCWC at the end of June. My husband recently graduated law school and we will be relocating to California where he will start a legal fellowship. While I am looking forward to this new adventure, I am…
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Free Training on April 9!

FREE Watershed Stewardship TrainingApril 9, 1 – 4:30pmClassroom located in the Tryon Creek Nature Center, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Join the Tryon Creek Watershed Council and the Friends of Tryon Creek’s Backyard Habitat Program for an informative (and FREE) watershed stewardship workshop. This workshop will start with an hour of in-class training, including an overview of the ecology…
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Board member Carl Axelsen, smiling and carrying a bundle of sticks.

Featured Friend Friday: Carl Axelsen

Carl Axelsen is a citizen volunteer with the watershed council who became involved about ten years ago. He was initially hired as the Tryon Creek Watershed Council Coordinator and served in that role for two years. Afterward, he became Council President for another two years. Carl’s favorite things about the watershed include interacting with young…
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