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Three volunteers standing in rain

Fall Restoration Work Party Season Has Started!

We at TCWC are enjoying the cooler temperatures and rainfall the past week. It’s great for native plants, water temperatures, and also marks the beginning of our fall restoration season! Many people expect summer to be our busiest season for outdoor work parties – this is when it is most pleasant for our volunteers to…
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People in cayaks in a river

Kayaking, Learning, and Exploring

As summer heats up, heading to the water is a great way to cool down. Tryon Creek Watershed Council (TCWC) did just that on July 18 when we teamed up with Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) to co-lead an educational kayak tour along the Willamette River. Twenty participants joined us as we paddled from the mouth…
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Looking for macroinvertebrates

Macroinvertebrates in Tryon Creek

My, June sure was a hot month this year! TCWC has been busy out in the field this summer collecting data and monitoring the watershed. It has been great to be near the water with all of the high temperatures lately. It is also important to gather data about the watershed during this unusually warm and…
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2015 Pedalpalooza Bike Tour

Every June, Pedalpalooza hosts 3 weeks of fun and original bicycle events. The rides are an eclectic array and typically include scavenger hunts, costume rides, casual tours, pub crawls, and the world-famous naked bicycle ride. Not to miss out on the fun, TCWC hosted a Pedalplooza bike tour for the third year in a row on June 14. Biking…
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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.  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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