Author: Alexis Barton

State of the Watershed event

State of the Watershed

On May 11, in partnership with West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Tryon Creek State Natural Area, and the Southwest Watershed Resource Center, Tryon Creek Watershed Council hosted the State of the Watershed open house event. At this event, agency partners and volunteers presented their current projects in the Tryon Creek watershed to the…
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People on bikes

Pedalpalooza Bike Tour (Sunday, June 14, 2015)

Sunday, June 14th 2-5pmMeet at Riverdale High School parking lot (9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR)Bring your bike, a helmet, water, and bright clothing. Join Tryon Creek Watershed Council as we explore Tryon Creek by bike! This bike tour allows you to fully experience how topography, canopy cover, and urbanization affect our watershed. This will…
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Kayak Tour (Saturday, July 18, 2015)

Our 2015 Kayak Tour is filled and registration is now closed ! Thank you for your interest. Stay tuned to find out about our tour for 2016.Β  Confluence Kayak TourSaturday, July 18 9am-12pmTryon Cove Park, 14110 Stampher Road, Lake Oswego, OR Join the Tryon Creek Watershed Council (TCWC) and Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) for…
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Adra standing net to educational watershed tri-fold display

Watershed Education in Tryon Creek

“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.” – Baba Dioum While TCWC mostly focuses on direct restoration in our watershed, part of our organizations’ efforts entail outreach and education. As Baba Dioum points out, conservation stems…
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Garlic mustard plant with small white flowers

Springtime in the Tryon Creek Watershed

Have you been hiking around the watershed the past few weeks? If you have, you probably noticed springtime is in full gear and many plants have started blooming. Out in the field this month, we have noticed Indian plum flowering, trillium popping up, and salmonberry starting to bloom. While it is enjoyable to see so…
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2 young children planting natives.

Planting Season

Planting season is here! We have been busy the past few weeks receiving our native plant orders and planting them at restoration sites. This is an exciting time when we work to improve the biodiversity and reintroduce native species in the Tryon Creek watershed. We kicked off the season with our Native Plant Sale during…
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Group of volunteers in the forest

January – A time of invasive removal and celebration!

It has been a great start to 2015 for Tryon Creek Watershed Council. January has been unseasonably warm this year and we have taken advantage by hosting a few volunteer invasive removal work parties. We celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with the Key Club from Woodrow Wilson High School. A group of students meet…
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Busy Start to Winter in the Tryon Creek Watershed

As the days have grown darker and the ground wetter, our volunteers at TCWC have still been active and taking advantage of the wetter conditions to plant natives and pull ivy. Deer-Coyote Planting with Renaissance Academy On November 23, we hosted a work party on National Family Volunteering Day with the Renaissance Academy of Arts…
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Corrina demonstrating how to plant.

Stone Bridge Plantings

As the days grow shorter and the weather becomes wetter, that means the start of planting season for the Watershed Council! We have been planting many native species out in the field this month, slowly clearing out our nursery to make room for when the Plant Sale orders arrive in early February.  With the help…
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No Ivy Day

We had a great turnout to both of our sites for No Ivy Day on Saturday, October 25. If you are not familiar with No Ivy Day, it is an annual city-wide event sponsored by Portland Parks and Recreation. Started in 2003, No Ivy Day is an event that reduces the amount of mature ivy…
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