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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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Volunteers pulling ivy

Solve’s Annual Beach & Riverside Clean-up

Join us at TCWC and Friends of Tryon Creek for this annual watershed stewardship day! We’ll be working in the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Register through Solve: Click Here! Led by Friends of Tryon Creek and Tryon Creek Watershed Council, instruction, gloves and tools are always provided. Be prepared for an about mile-long hike, working…
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Bat Talk Flyer

Let’s Talk About Bats!

Join us for a family-friendly talk about bats! Come learn about these awesome pollinators – how low their body temperatures get, just why they hang upside down, how long they live and how fast and far they fly, which bats usually have twins, which are strawberry-colored, and more! Last time the room was filled to…
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Alexis teaching children in the park shelter

Get Outdoors Day with HAKI Community Organization

“Get Outdoors Day” was planned by the Friends of Tryon Creek, Columbia Land Trust, and the folks at HAKI (Humanitarian Aid with Kindness and Intercultural), an organization serving the Swahili-speaking community in SW Portland. Within resources for the East African immigrant & refugee community, this language group can be underserved and HAKI aims to fill…
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People standing on a bridge in Marshall Park

What Went on in Marshall Park Event

Thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation Natural Resource Ecologist Janelle St Pierre for giving us and over a dozen neighbors an update on what’s happening in Marshall Park! Right now there are new bridges, new trails, and lots of new native plants getting installed within Marshall Park. The work should wrap up by the fall and will…
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A group of 20 people in the forest

Solve(d) it for Earth Day!

We had a great time stewarding Marshall Park with Portland Parks & Recreation and SWNI’s Watershed Resource Center on Saturday April 20th, as part of Solve’s Solve It for Earth Day! It was great to have some youth groups out – a handful from Youth Charity League, who have been keeping the Marshall Park momentum going…
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Various small potted native plants

PCC Sylvania Work Party

Thanks to April Ann Fong, Shannon Ansley, the Habitat Team at PCC Sylvania, and other volunteers, for joining us on the first Saturday of April for a planting party! About 150 plants are currently putting out roots in their new home in the natural area on campus, and volunteers were also able to hand-remove some…
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McKenzie River

TCWC at Conferences: CONNECT & Watershed Management Camp

April 9th to 11th was the annual CONNECT Conference, held in Sunriver this year. This annual gathering of Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, and other stewardship organizations, is an opportunity to network and learn from one another. Terri, TCWC’s Executive Director, and Alexis, TCWC’s Program Coordinator, both attended. With different tracks…
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Young adult students in the park

Looking at Blueprints with The Blueprint Foundation

We had a great time with The Blueprint Foundation, leading a hike through the State Natural Area. The Blueprint Foundation “provides youth resources and mentoring where opportunity gaps exist with a focus to uplift, educate, and support the development of black-identified youth and other communities of color.”  Together, we hiked to the Nettle Creek bridge, pausing…
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