Author: Alexis Barton

Working with students to reach 200+ community members: Emerald Ash Borer Science Talk

This fall, TCWC worked with a student group in Lewis & Clark College’s ENVS 295: Environmental Engagement course, with Professor Jessica Kleiss. This course is designed to “offer students a practical experience in doing engagement—an admittedly broad concept we sometimes define as conversation toward action.”; each group partners with an off-campus organization and develops a…
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Ivy Pull at Lewis & Clark College

Jack Fiocco, one of our Lewis & Clark College’s Student Representatives on the TCWC Board, coordinated a volunteering event for his peers to remove ivy from trees around campus, particularly near the ravine. Despite the cold and windy weather, 10 students joined him on a Saturday afternoon where they focused on tree ivy work. Focusing…
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Watershed 101 Workshop with Riverdale Grade School

We were glad to put on a Watershed 101 workshop with Riverdale Grade School students! Eighth graders taking a quarterly elective called Environmental Stewardship were able to get outside and get hands-on on campus by removing tree ivy from trees behind the school’s buildings. These trees had clearly been treated for tree ivy before, as…
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Tree Ivy Removal with Cascade Education Corps

It’s always great to spend time with Cascade Education Corps! The past week has been very rainy, and we were lucky that our time spent out in the field together was during a break in the rain on Tuesday! TCWC worked with Cascade Education Corps (CEC) to steward Loll Wildwood Natural Area, where we focused…
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Ivy Removal events with Lewis & Clark students

This fall we’ve had multiple opportunities to get some good work done with Lewis & Clark College students! Each year at the New Student Orientation, student groups spend a few hours on a service project, and as one of the various community partners we were able to work with student groups twice in one day…
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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) – Science Talk

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Lucky Lab and on Zoom last week! Here is the recording link (Dr Buhl’s presentation begins at 9 minutes in); here is a post-event survey link. Join us at the Lucky Lab, or on Zoom, on Thursday 11/17 for a talk by Dr. Christine Buhl, Oregon…
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A Year in Review: 2021-2022 with Tryon Creek Watershed Council

We are glad to share with you an annual report on our activities during the 2021-2022 project year (July 1 2021 – June 30 2022), which covers Council updates, successes and program highlights. Click here to view or download our 2021-2022 Annual Report (two-page view recommended) (We suggest enabling two-page view either in a new…
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Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) documented in Oregon

The Emerald ash borer (EAB) poses a serious, devastating risk due to the high mortality level they impose on ash trees: Oregon ash grows along creeks, providing shade & erosion control. It’s likely that you’ve already seen the news that the Emerald ash borer (“EAB”) has been documented in Oregon for the first time, not too far…
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Family Park Day with HAKI Community

We had a great time with the folks from HAKI Community Organization a few weeks ago, at a Family Park Day. HAKI Community does important work for the East African community that live in and near the Tryon Creek watershed, serving Swahili-speaking watershed residents & neighbors and helping with food security, affordable housing, English learning services,…
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Volunteer Opportunity: Crayfish Monitoring Project

Update on remaining volunteer opportunities – as of August 16, 2022: Flora Blitz at TCSNA – Saturday, August 20, 1-1:45pm Crayfish Survey in Marshall Park – Saturday, Sept 10, 7:45-8:45pm On your own time – ID Plants & Crayfish on iNaturalist Know that there’s pre-event homework to read our volunteer manual; email us (alexis@tryoncreek.org; schmittkyla@gmail.com)…
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