Join Eco Crew
Friends of Tryon Creek, in partnership with Oregon States Parks, are committed to supporting the ecological restoration of the park through volunteerism. Through an ongoing series of stewardship events, over the last forty years, volunteers have hand pulled more than 200 acres of English Ivy and other invasive plant species in the park. Where ivy has been removed, native plants thrive across the landscape.
Spring 2017 our Stewardship Program launched Eco Crew, a Saturday community volunteer event that expands on invasive species removal to include trail maintenance, community building and education.
Besides dirty gloves and muddy feet, at the end of each event, it is our hope that Eco Crew volunteers take home a feeling of accomplishment for the work they’ve done and a sense of belonging to a larger community of park stewards. Improving the diversity of plants and animals within Tryon Creek State Natural Area is a long term commitment that needs a strong community of volunteers who enjoy and understand the value of the work they do together.
See the impact your time can make on this very special place.
Join Eco Crew the 1st & 2nd Saturdays of the month from 9am-12pm. Eco Crew volunteer tasks alternate between trail maintenance and invasive plant removal. Trail and park maintenance task include spreading gravel, digging small ditches, brush cleaning, and raking. Invasive plant removal task include, plant identification, hand pulling, and using small hand tools. Eco Crew work days are led by Friends of Tryon Creek and/or Oregon State Parks staff. Instruction, gloves and tools are always provided.
Questions contact Volunteer Coordinator Amy Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-636-4398.