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Welcome autumn with activities at Tryon Creek State Natural Area

The Friends of Tryon Creek invite the public to experience the changing of the seasons with environmental education and stewardship opportunities at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Some classes require preregistration, which can be done online at tryonfriends.org.

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  • 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11— 9/11 Day of Service at Tryon Creek. Pay tribute to the victims of 9/11, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks and remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world. The Friends of Tryon Creek will observe this day by facilitating an ivy pull at Tryon Creek.

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  • 9 a.m. to noon or 6 to 9 p.m., Sept. 12 — Nature Guide Training Orientation. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to be a trained nature guide and then share what you’ve learned with park visitors. Pre-registration required.

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  • 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 15 — Landscaping for Conservation Workshop. Learn how to manage your garden starting with the soil and its complex role supporting plants. You will also learn to garden with native plants which use less water and don’t require expensive fertilizers and pesticides. Pre-registration required.

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  • 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 28 — National Public Lands Day. The largest volunteer hands-on activity of its kind in the nation brings together thousands of individual and organizational volunteers to restore and preserve the country’s public lands. Join the Friends and do stewardship work in the park. Light breakfast and prizes provided by REI.

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  • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 — Nature Discovery Days. Families are invited to explore the nature center classroom at Tryon Creek.

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  • 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 28 — Scout Trail Day: Creatures of the Dawn and Dusk. Scouts will be guided along a one mile trail through the forest where they will learn about crepuscular creatures such as deer, beaver and mosquitoes that move about and feed at dawn and dusk. For all scouts ages 6 to 12. Cost is $5 per scout and adult. Pre-registration required.

    All events take place at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd., Portland. For more information, visit tryonfriends.org or call 503-636-4398.


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