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Mikell Warms

Featured Friend Friday: Mikell Warms

  Mikell is a hydraulic/hydrologic engineer by trade, but has volunteered and helped out in the TCWC community with small projects over the last year. He got his foot in the door by showing up to a council meeting and chatting with the board members about his skills/expertise and volunteering to help in any way.…
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Torrey Lindbo standing outdoors with mountains and lake in background

Featured Friend Friday: Torrey Lindbo

Meet TCWC Board President Torrey Lindbo This coming July will be the two year mark for Torrey Lindbo as the TCWC board president.  He has officially been on the board for 3 years, but has been involved with the council since moving to his home along Tryon Creek a little over 5 years ago.  Having spent the past 20 years…
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Adra Lobdell

Featured Friend Friday: Adra Lobdell

Meet TCWC Volunteer Coordinator Adra Lobdell When and how did you get involved with TCWC? I started as the TCWC Volunteer Coordinator in September 2014 as an 11 month term AmeriCorps member. Luckily, TCWC was able to secure funding to hire me on as staff so I stayed on with the organization as soon as my term…
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Two volunteers labeling plants

2016 Planting Season Update

It has been a very busy planting season for TCWC in 2016 (which is why we haven’t been making many blog posts lately)! Since February, we have engaged 125 volunteers in the propagation, planting, and potting of native species. In total, they have planted over 1,800 natives in the Tryon Creek watershed! Here are some photos…
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Bridge over Tryon Creek

Ebay Auction

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are embarking on the holiday shopping season with the much anticipated (and often dreaded) big shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, Giving Tuesday recently emerged as a reaction to the mass consumerism that now surrounds our holiday season. December 1 will be Giving Tuesday, an…
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Close up of volunteer pulling ivy in forest.

Why Does Ivy Matter to a Creek?

We recently hosted a work party at Arnold Creek as part of the 12th Annual No Ivy Day. This event is a metro-wide day of service sponsored by Portland Parks & Rec that focuses on eradicating the invasive plant English ivy (Hedera helix). Ivy is a common invasive found in the Tryon Creek watershed so every October…
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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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