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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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What’s Going On in Marshall Park? Join us to learn!

What’s going on at Marshall Park? Join us there to find out! Tryon Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation are coming together to share watershed info and updates about the bridge work, the new acquisition near Foley-Balmer Natural Area, and more.  We want to seize the opportunity to connect with people who live…
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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 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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