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Let’s Talk About Bats!

Join us for a family-friendly talk about bats! Come learn about these awesome pollinators – how low their body temperatures get, just why they hang upside down, how long they live and how fast and far they fly, which bats usually have twins, which are strawberry-colored, and more! Last time the room was filled to…
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Alexis teaching children in the park shelter

Get Outdoors Day with HAKI Community Organization

“Get Outdoors Day” was planned by the Friends of Tryon Creek, Columbia Land Trust, and the folks at HAKI (Humanitarian Aid with Kindness and Intercultural), an organization serving the Swahili-speaking community in SW Portland. Within resources for the East African immigrant & refugee community, this language group can be underserved and HAKI aims to fill…
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People standing on a bridge in Marshall Park

What Went on in Marshall Park Event

Thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation Natural Resource Ecologist Janelle St Pierre for giving us and over a dozen neighbors an update on what’s happening in Marshall Park! Right now there are new bridges, new trails, and lots of new native plants getting installed within Marshall Park. The work should wrap up by the fall and will…
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A group of 20 people in the forest

Solve(d) it for Earth Day!

We had a great time stewarding Marshall Park with Portland Parks & Recreation and SWNI’s Watershed Resource Center on Saturday April 20th, as part of Solve’s Solve It for Earth Day! It was great to have some youth groups out – a handful from Youth Charity League, who have been keeping the Marshall Park momentum going…
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Various small potted native plants

PCC Sylvania Work Party

Thanks to April Ann Fong, Shannon Ansley, the Habitat Team at PCC Sylvania, and other volunteers, for joining us on the first Saturday of April for a planting party! About 150 plants are currently putting out roots in their new home in the natural area on campus, and volunteers were also able to hand-remove some…
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McKenzie River

TCWC at Conferences: CONNECT & Watershed Management Camp

April 9th to 11th was the annual CONNECT Conference, held in Sunriver this year. This annual gathering of Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Watershed Councils, Land Trusts, and other stewardship organizations, is an opportunity to network and learn from one another. Terri, TCWC’s Executive Director, and Alexis, TCWC’s Program Coordinator, both attended. With different tracks…
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Young adult students in the park

Looking at Blueprints with The Blueprint Foundation

We had a great time with The Blueprint Foundation, leading a hike through the State Natural Area. The Blueprint Foundation “provides youth resources and mentoring where opportunity gaps exist with a focus to uplift, educate, and support the development of black-identified youth and other communities of color.”  Together, we hiked to the Nettle Creek bridge, pausing…
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What’s Going On in Marshall Park? Join us to learn!

What’s going on at Marshall Park? Join us there to find out! Tryon Creek Watershed Council and Portland Parks & Recreation are coming together to share watershed info and updates about the bridge work, the new acquisition near Foley-Balmer Natural Area, and more.  We want to seize the opportunity to connect with people who live…
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Sound Native Plants crew installing native plants

On-the-ground Restoration

At Tryon Creek Watershed Council our work takes many forms, from educating the public at community-based events, to advocating for removal of fish passage barriers watershed-wide, to coordinating on-the-ground restoration. What does the latter look like? Here’s a peek inside one of our projects, with on-the-ground work done by Sound Native Plants and some words…
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Kids standing inside a decayed tree stump in the forest

A day in the park with ORCAS!

In late March, we welcomed a group from the Oregon Refugee Childrens Assistance Services (ORCAS) to the Tryon Creek State Natural Area. After the group arrived via paid van rental, we started off the morning in the classroom, where I (Alexis, TCWC’s Program Coordinator) introduced general concepts like what watersheds are, and gave an overview…
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