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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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Planting with PCC Sylvania Habitat Team

We are so grateful to work with the PCC Sylvania Habitat Team, led by Professor April Ann Fong, in ongoing stewardship of this slice of wooded area on the southern side of campus. This was a rainy day that poured before and after, but not much during, our work party! We planted several dozen native…
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Planting with Cascade Education Corps

Spring 2022 – Planting with Cascade Education Corps We’re fortunate this year to have funding to work out in the field with Cascade Education Corps (CEC), an experiential education program for youth in the Tigard-Tualatin School District. In March we replanted a slope near the Boones Ferry Bridge, and in April we worked at Marshall…
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Boones Ferry Project Tour & replanting with Cascade Education Corps

Just a few days before our Watershed Wide Event, TCWC had an exciting day in the field both with a student group and with several board members and partners: On Thursday March 10th, TCWC’s Coordinator was out in the field with Cascade Education Corps (CEC), a program providing experiential education for underserved youth in the Tigard-Tualatin…
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13th Annual Watershed Wide Event results

Across 8 sites, we got a lot done! In total we had 157 volunteers, including 58 youth, who came out to volunteer to steward the watershed. Together we planted 747 native plants, removed invasive plants from .9 acre; some of this was dense stands of invasives, and some of this was a larger area with sparser…
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Let’s talk about Turtles in Tryon! Science Talk

RSVP Here! Join us during lunchtime on Zoom on Tuesday, April 12th, for a science talk about turtles in the Tryon Creek watershed. Laura Guderyahn (currently a PhD student at Portland State University and Member of the Northwest Ecological Research Institute), will talk about native turtles in Oregon, where she is finding turtles in the…
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13th Annual Watershed Wide Event

Join us in supporting the unique urban Tryon Creek watershed by volunteering to remove invasive plant species and plant native plants for Tryon Creek Watershed Council’s 13th Annual Watershed Wide Event on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 9am-12pm! This year, with continued COVID-19 precautions, we’ll be working in smaller groups and meeting directly at the…
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