Have fun and help out at Columbia Springs! We will work on several projects around our site and end with a guided nature walk. Projects may include gardening, painting, trail maintenance, and more. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Children under 14 are welcome with parent or guardian supervision and teens under 16 with parent or guardian permission. Snacks and tools provided. Please bring sturdy shoes, appropriate outdoor work clothing, a water bottle, and your enthusiasm for helping the community! To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-882-0936 ext. 230. Walk-in's welcome. For more information, visit our website at http://www.columbiasprings.org/events/annual-events/stewardship-saturdays/.
Through their daily travels, wildlife leave behind myriad stories on the landscape. . Learn how to unravel the mystery and interpret the clues left behind! Fundamentals of animal tracking will be covered during the evening lecture on Oct. 29. Track and sign interpretation will be practiced in the field on Nov 2 and Nov 9. Directions and locations will be sent to registered participants. Register by Monday Oct. 27.
Westmoreland Park, SE Bybee and 22nd, will celebrate the long-awaited restoration and "re-meandering" of Crystal Springs Creek through the Park with a Grand Reopening and Salmon Celebration, Saturday October 25th, 11am to 4pm.
Hosted by the Crystal Springs Partnership, the event will feature many activities, including games, crafts, hikes, a salmon bake and opportunities to experience the new nature-based play area.
Join us for a day of fun and learning at Family Fun on the Farm day, brought to you by Metro. School is out for the day and you're invited to Sauvie Island Center's first-ever Family Farm Day on Tuesday, November 11th from 10 am to 1 pm. We'll explore the 16-acre Sauvie Island Organics farm and the grounds of Howell Territorial Park while learning about food, farming and the land. Our staff will guide you and your family through an exploration of our curriculum, designed for elementary school-aged children, including:
-Soil Exploration. Dig in and learn about healthy soil.
-Seed to Harvest. Plant, tend and harvest the Grow Lunch Garden.
-Healthy Snacks. Harvest fresh veggies and use them to create yummy snacks!
-Plant Parts Investigation. Explore the farm and plants we can eat.
-Wildlife & Food web. Who else has been foraging on the farm?
-Pollination Station. Meet these hard-working farm friends.
The event is free but pre-registration is required here.
September 2014 -- The Intertwine Alliance, as part of a contract with East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, has led an effort to develop a plan to more successfully and sustainably fund the metro-area Outdoor School Program. Outdoor School, part of the Multnomah Education School District, often is in funding jeopardy. EMSWCD is a supporter. The final report was approved by the EMSWCD board this month. The Intertwine Alliance's David Cohen will be at the EMSWCD meeting in October to answer questions if they arise. We will then follow up and support key stakeholders in creating a development committee and a professional fundraising position at the nonprofit organization Friends of Outdoor School. Funding still needs to be procured for that position.
September 2014 -- The Intertwine Alliance Conservation Education Leadership Council will reconvene in early October to review the change model it's been working on and to develop a clearer vision of the council's role and next steps.
September 2014 -- The Environmental Education Association of Oregon received a $100,000, 2-year grant to fund a Regional Environmental Education Coordinator who will have a direct connection with The Intertwine Alliance's Conservation Education Initiative. Discussions in the fall will better flesh out the details of how this might work.
September 2014 -- The Intertwine Alliance Nature Play Working Group’s symposium and related activities all went well in early September. One event was a “swarm," a brainstorming session to see how we can best move a larger collaborative effort forward, with about 20 people in attendance. The Alliance offered to play a lead role in facilitating and promoting this effort. The full-day symposium consisted of a morning workshop about designing nature play areas, led by Metro staff, followed by a symposium with a range of presenters mostly offering the latest research on the context, scope and scale of the issues. About 100 people attended the full-day event.
OceanBlueProject, presents Sequoia Creek Restoration!! This event is part of a continuous effort to restore habitat along the banks of Sequoia Creek with mycofiltration. We will set the stage by clearing the area of noxious invasive weeds like blackberry and english ivy. Burlap sacks of mushroom mycelia will be placed over the cleared banks. We will plant native wetland vegetation to enhance habitat and erosion control we plant will along the site. Our main goal and focus of the event will be environmental education. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring, Erosion control. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Native Planting, Maintenance & Monitoring.
Venue Details: From I-5 Take Exit 228 towards Corvallis. Follow for 10 miles, then take a right onto 99W N/NW 3rd St. After a mile and a half turn left onto NW Circle Blvd. Take the first right onto NW 9th St. Coffee Culture parking area. ( behing building )
Contact Name: Richard Arterbury
Contact Phone: 541-250-2939
Join us October 22 for the first presentation in our River Professors series.
David Harrelson will speak about The Native People of the Tualatin River, Past, Present and Future Directions.
David Harrelson is Kalapuya and a member of The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. David works for his community as the Program Manager of the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) at Grand Ronde. David's interests include the cultural use of plants, contact era history of the Pacific Northwest, and maintenance of ecological systems through traditional land management.
This talk is presented as a cooperative effort of Tigard Library, Tualatin Riverkeepers and The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.
October 22, 2014
TIME 6:00PM TO 8:00PM
13500 SW HALL BLVD, Tigard, OR 97223