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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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Group of 8 children outdoors wearing jackets holding potted native plants.

Green Friday Native Plant Sale

November 25, 10am-2pm Tryon Creek Nature Center 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219 TCWC will be hosting a native plant sale for Green Friday at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Our plant sale is one of the many fun activities scheduled at the park that day, including interpretive stations, wreath sale pick ups, and…
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Featured Friend Friday: Erin Miller

Meet GIS volunteer Erin Miller Erin initially became involved with the TCWC from April-June of this year through the Portland Community College GIS Certificate program. For her community partnership project, she helped to map the locations and catalog the conditions of previously unmapped culverts along the Northeast and West sides of Tryon Creek Natural Area. Today…
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Jackie Brenner standing in a corn field.

Featured Friend Friday: Jackie Brenner

Meet 2016 TCWC Volunteer of the Year Jackie Brenner!   I initially got involved with TCWC in late January 2016. I was working a desk job at a private environmental data firm at the time and wanted to be more connected to the outdoors and the community. I had heard about the unique role of…
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Ruby Buchholtz outdoors wearing a backpack

Featured Friend Friday: Ruby Buchholtz

Some folks donate their time, some their money, and others – their data! This week’s featured friend, Ruby Buchholtz, just finished up a graduate program at Portland State, and worked collaboratively with TCWC as a project partner on her project. Ruby has been involved with TCWC for about a year. She became involved with TCWC…
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Murphy Terrell

Featured Friend Friday: Murphy Terrell

This Friday’s featured friend is a dedicated volunteer! Murphy Terrell has been involved with TCWC for about five years. She often donates use of her truck, and grows native plants at her house to harvest seeds, create root stock and cuttings for TCWC. She saw a need – to share native plants instead of composting…
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