New and Renewing Members

Membership dollars support vital operations and Friends of Tryon Creek Mission. Our mission, in partnership with Oregon State Parks, is to inspire and nurture relationships with nature in our unique urban forest.

Members give the Friends the ability to deliver innovative environmental education for children and comprehensive community based natural area restoration efforts.
Treat yourself to a gift of health, connection to peace and quiet or invite someone special in your life to enjoy the benefits of being a Friend of Tryon Creek.
All members of the Friends of Tryon Creek receive the following benefits
  • Trillium Times Newsletter mailed to your home, offering a complete guide to upcoming classes, events and activities.
  • 10% discount at the Nature Store featuring educational resources, gifts and guides.
  • Early bird entry into the annual Trillium Festival in April.
  • Participation fee waived to engage in Owl Monitoring (Community Science Project at Tryon Creek State Natural Area)
  • 10% off your purchase at Boskey Dell Native Nursery in West Linn, OR
  • Discounts on a variety of family education programs, children’s camps, classes and activities.**
  • Free entry to the World Forestry Center’s Discovery Museum**

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum donation to receive a discount on Summer Day Camp and other family programs?
The Family Membership Level or above is required to receive these family benefits.
What is a Park Perennial?
Park Perennials give monthly gifts of any amount deducted from a checking account or credit card and are a great way to sustain cash flow for the Friends and keep your membership current without any hassle.
What is the membership card for?

Present your membership card to receive several of your benefits including 10% off items in our Nature Store, at Boskey Dell Native Nursery or to gain admission to the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum.

What does the Renewal Date on my membership card mean?
The Renewal Date indicates when your annual membership expires, time to renew! If you are a Park Perennial, the Renewal Date indicates when your gift expires – in other words, the date that the auto payment needs to be updated due to an expired credit or debit card.
Can I gift a membership to someone other than myself?
Of course! A gift of membership is a great way to inspire and nurture relationships to nature in our unique Urban Forest. Treat yourself or someone you care about to a gift of health, connection to peace and quiet or invite someone special in your life to enjoy the benefits of being a Friend of Tryon Creek.

Apart from the ballot box, philanthropy presents the one opportunity the individual has to express meaningful choice over the direction in which our society will progress.
-George G. Kirstein