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A slope with pulled ivy at the top and volunteers at work pulling more to be chopped

No Ivy Day!

Like so many others, our year has been fundamentally affected by COVID-19; we had a 7- or 8- month hiatus between in-person events, so were so glad to partner with Portland Parks & Recreation and Friends of Marshall & Maricara Parks to host a No Ivy Day site at Marshall Park! Because of the collaboration…
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Let’s talk about fish!

Thank you to everyone who tuned into our fall Science Talk about the fish in the Tryon Creek watershed! We were so glad to be joined by over 45 community members and together learn from Brook Silver at USFWS and Chad Smith at BES, about the fish monitoring study results and fish passage barrier projects…
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Calling teachers & parent volunteers: offering our Watershed 101 Presentation

Calling science teachers and parent volunteers: We’re actively seeking student groups to work with, to share watershed science education. We have a flexible workshop presentation that can be tailored -in topics and duration- based on your needs and interests. We’ve successfully delivered watershed science education to youth via Zoom, and would love to widen our…
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TCWC says farewell and hello to Lewis & Clark student representative Board members

We said a fond farewell this summer to Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s board member and Lewis & Clark student representative Hannah Machiorlete. Hannah Machiorlete has served on our Board for the past several years as a Lewis & Clark student representative; in this role she has helped activate L&C student volunteers for TCWC and worked…
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Watershed 101 Online

We’re pleased to invite you to join us at one or both of our upcoming free Watershed 101 workshops, which will be streamed live via Zoom. Both of these workshops will begin in grounding us in what watersheds are, and include a brief virtual tour of the Tryon Creek watershed.  Please sign up -for either…
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Dear Tryon Creek Community,

We support Black Lives Matter. We know that silence equals complicity. We care deeply, and we know we will never be perfect or get it all right. We will actively work to listen and learn through discomfort, to do better, and to grow as individuals and organizationally. We know the environmental movement is disproportionately white,…
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The new (2014) Nettle Creek Bridge in the Tryon Creek State Natural Area, which now allows migratory fish such as cutthroat trout to move beyond the former fish passage barrier to upstream habitat.

Native Fish in Tryon Creek: USFWS Monitoring Report

An inspiring report comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Monitoring of Native Fish in Tryon Creek, which summarizes USFWS’ work in the Tryon Creek watershed to date. We were particularly heartened to see the section on Nettle Creek, which is upstream of the Nettle Creek Bridge (formerly Stone Bridge) passage barrier that TCWC…
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What’s Your Water Why? Here’s Ours

When you share your #MyWaterWhy with the world, you stand up for water and our future as a healthy and resilient state. Tryon Creek Watershed Council is participating in the Oregon World Water Day campaign with Oregon Environmental Council and organizations across the state to elevate the conversation around water and build a collective voice…
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Snowy, Small, & Sweet Watershed Wide Event

We had a small but mighty group help us further our watershed enhancement goals at the 11th Annual Watershed Wide Event! The day began with a hearty dusty of snow across the watershed, but some intrepid volunteers still showed up to steward the watershed – we are so grateful to be a part of a…
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A Day with Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break students!

Each springtime, Tryon Creek Watershed Council is lucky to work with a group from Vanderbilt University’s Alternative Spring Break program. This program mobilizes groups of students who spend their spring break doing meaningful service projects in many cities across the U.S., and this year our day with Vanderbilt ASB students was a beautiful one! This…
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