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Sound Native Plants crew installing native plants

On-the-ground Restoration

At Tryon Creek Watershed Council our work takes many forms, from educating the public at community-based events, to advocating for removal of fish passage barriers watershed-wide, to coordinating on-the-ground restoration. What does the latter look like? Here’s a peek inside one of our projects, with on-the-ground work done by Sound Native Plants and some words…
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Kids standing inside a decayed tree stump in the forest

A day in the park with ORCAS!

In late March, we welcomed a group from the Oregon Refugee Childrens Assistance Services (ORCAS) to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. After the group arrived via paid van rental, we started off the morning in the classroom, where I (Alexis, TCWC’s Program Coordinator) introduced general concepts like what watersheds are, and gave an overview…
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Watershed Wide Event volunteers 2019

A Wonderful Watershed Wide Event

Our 10th Annual Watershed Wide Event was a warm, wonderful day – and our biggest Watershed Wide to date! With 155 volunteers (including 40 youth) who planted 565 native plants and removed invasive species from 52,490 sq ft of our natural areas, including ivy from 49 trees, this fun day started with coffee, bagels, and…
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Join us for Earth Day 2019!

Mark your calendars for an Earth Day work party in collaboration with Portland Parks & Recreation and Solve on Saturday, April 20th, from 9am-12pm at Marshall Park! Register HERE Questions? Feel free to email us at alexis@tryoncreek.org See you there!

10th Annual Watershed Wide Event! March 16, 2019

Join us in caring for this important urban habitat on a super-fun day full of celebration and restoration! Register to join us at Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s 10th Annual Watershed Wide Event! Coming up on March 16, 2019, we’ll gather as a big group for coffee, breakfast snacks, and cheering, then split up to several…
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Let’s talk about Native Bees! Science Talk

Join us for a fun Science Talk full of Pizza and Pollinators! Reserve your spot HERE. Made possible by grant funding through Southwest Neighborhoods Inc. and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, join Tryon Creek Watershed Council as we gather to learn some unbeelievably neat things about native bees from Laura Taylor, Conservationist at West Multnomah…
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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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Large group of volunteers in the forest

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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No Ivy Day flyer

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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