Friends of Tryon Creek Explore · Learn · Protect Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:33:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 John Mullen Selected Finalist for Park Ranger of the Year Award Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:02:04 +0000 Mullen

Park Manager, John Mullen honoring the leaving of Linda Nash, a standout volunteer for the Friends of Tryon Creek and Tryon Creek State Natural Area.

John Mullen of Tryon Creek State Natural Area was named a finalist in ServiceWear Apparel’s Park Ranger of the Year Award, created to honor a state park ranger who goes above and beyond in service to his or her state park and community. The winning park ranger will receive a $1,000 grand prize and $1,000 worth of uniforms for his or her park.

Online voting for the finalists is currently underway through September 19.

Votes can be placed by anyone, one entry per day, at

You can also read John Mullen’s nomination, as well as those of the other finalists, at

“We are honored to have received such inspiring stories of service to parks and communities across the nation,” said Jim Burnett, executive vice president of ServiceWear Apparel. “And now we’re excited to share these stories with you.”
For more information on the Park Ranger of the Year Award, visit or contact

About ServiceWear Apparel
ServiceWear Apparel distributes high-quality uniforms and work apparel from leading brands to fulfill the needs of public agencies, including natural resources and parks. ServiceWear Apparel is the premier supplier partner of uniforms and work apparel to the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance. For more information on ServiceWear Apparel, visit

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Exploring the Natural World Through Art Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:22:54 +0000

Sunday, December 14

2:00 - 4:00pm

Join us for an afternoon of creativity as we draw, paint, and illustrate the inspirations found in the natural world. Various tips and techniques will be introduced that can provide a basic approach for any skill level, beginners are welcome. Surrounded by the forest, find relaxation and comfort in a supportive environment with others looking to explore their creative side and learn more about the flora and fauna of Tryon Creek.

We encourage you to bring your own supplies (sketchbook, watercolors and pencil/pen), supplies on site are limited. 

All programs are FREE for Adults and Youth (Ages 13 and up)

Pre-registration required.

Please contact Jennifer Primm at (503)636-9886 ext. 222 or via email at 

December 14th, 2014 2:00 PM   through   4:00 PM

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