Endorsed by Curators:
What we'll do
Join the Tryon Creek Watershed Council and other partners for the biggest volunteer day in the Tryon Creek watershed! Your leader, Mary Vogel, was a long-time Council member and a veteran of these events and would like to go with a small group representing NPSO. We could all do the same site--or disperse to different sites if there are divergent interests. Then we will meet again at the end for snacks and goodbyes.
This is going to be a fun and rewarding day of restoration work and celebration in the Tryon Creek Watershed on February 10th from 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Meet at Riverdale High School and then travel to one of the work sites.
Volunteers will work at various project sites throughout the watershed. Projects will include invasive species removal and some possible native plantings. Raffle prizes will be handed out before the work begins, so be sure to register to get your name entered. Registration here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhtV3TGbPWTSvyhKPA795zRlK14AnHc08vK3LrnNiso1fUfg/viewform.
Please come dressed to work outside - wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and weather-appropriate clothing and bring a water bottle (we will work rain or shine). Gloves, tools, and food will be provided. Each site will have a crew leader to help your group at your designated site.
Schedule for the Day
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Volunteer Check-In at Riverdale High School (Coffee & breakfast snacks provided) and Raffle!
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Welcome & announcements, carpool/walk to project sites with group, work at designated project site
12:30 p.m. -1:00 p.m. - Cleanup, sendoffs, and goodbyes! I live in Downtown Portland and would love to get a RIDE to Riverdale School if anyone can make a quick detour to pick me up. I'm just off of 1-405 and Hwy. 26.
What to bring
Please come dressed to work outside - wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and weather-appropriate clothing and bring a water bottle (we will work rain or shine). Gloves, tools, and food will be provided. Each site will have a crew leader to help your group at your designated site. If you are allergic to bee stings, please bring your kit. We had some ground bees one year.
Important to know
Register to get your name in the raffle: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhtV3TGbPWTSvyhKPA795zRlK14AnHc08vK3LrnNiso1fUfg/viewform.