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City Nature Challenge: Mini Eco-Blitz at Marshall Park!

This is the first year the Greater Portland-Vancouver Metro Area is participating in the global City Nature Challenge (CNC)! Admittedly without a lot of lead time, we decided to not just spread the word, but to ride the regional wave by hosting a low-key Eco-Blitz at Marshall Park on Saturday, May 1st. We were joined…
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Earth Day tree ivy removal with Youth Charity League

We had a great Earth Day volunteer event with Youth Charity League! On Saturday, April 24th, after a sunny week, the morning dawned, well… not. It was rainy! We still had a great turnout from Youth Charity League (YCL), who align family-friendly volunteer opportunities with local non-profits. We’ve been glad to work with them for…
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Popping boba and women in STEM: Watershed 101 with Girl Scouts

Popping boba and women in STEM: Watershed 101 with Girl Scouts This spring, we delivered a fish-focused Watershed 101 workshop to a Girl Scout troop based in the Tryon Creek watershed. These Juniors were working towards their Animal Habitats badge, and we were able to address several components to help them work towards that badge!…
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A screenshot of a video, where TCWC'S Coordinator stands on a bridge with Tryon Creek in the background.

Virtual Spring Break with ORCAS Students

Each spring, Tryon Creek Watershed Council welcomes a group of students from the Oregon Refugees Children’s Assistance Services Program (ORCAS) to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. This is a special opportunity for the Watershed Council to welcome new Portlanders to Oregon. For many of the students, it’s their first time visiting Pacific Northwest forest,…
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Watershed 101 with Cedarwood Waldorf students

Not everyone is pictured above, but we had a great, COVID-safe crowd of students, siblings, and parents! Starting last fall, we have been offering our Watershed 101 Workshop programming to online classrooms. We were connected to Cedarwood Waldorf’s teacher by one of the students’ grandparent, a watershed resident who tuned into our online workshop offering…
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12th Annual Watershed Wide Event results!

This past Saturday (3/13/21) was Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s 12th Annual Watershed Wide Event! With several changes related to COVID precautions, we had a great turnout and got a lot of great work done! By the numbers, we had 104 volunteers plant 737 native plants, remove invasive species from 1.1 acre of natural areas, and…
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12th Annual Watershed Wide Event: Details & Registration

12th Annual Watershed Wide Event 9am-12pm, Saturday March 13, 2021 Tryon Creek provides critical cool-water refuge for salmonids, and healthy habitat for a variety of other native wildlife and plant species. Join us in supporting this unique urban watershed by volunteering with us to remove invasive plant species and plant native plants.  Usually we’d gather…
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Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s updated Strategic Plan

The Tryon Creek Watershed Council board and staff have finalized our updated Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will be used as a guiding document as we develop our work plans each year. In 2018, our board voted to incorporate Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) throughout the plan as we began the process of updating.…
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A Year in Review: 2019-2020 with Tryon Creek Watershed Council

We are glad to share with you an annual report on our activities during the 2019-2020 project year (July 1 2019 – June 30 2020), which covers Council updates, successes and programs, including our adaptations in the face of COVID-19. Click here to view or download our 2019-2020 Annual Report. (We suggest downloading to Adobe…
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Boones Ferry Project walk-through

In November, we got to walk through the Boones Ferry culvert project site with colleagues from the Bureau of Environmental Services, Friends of Tryon Creek, & Oregon State Parks, to begin planning how to engage with neighbors, community partners, and volunteers as this exciting project nears completion! A break in the rain made for great timing to see…
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