Category Archives: canyon restoration

Spring Canyon Day 2015

Join the Reed community in planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasives and rebuilding sections of damaged trail. The event is free and open to anyone. Tools, training, food and fun will be provided.¬†The event will be held on Saturday, … finish reading Spring Canyon Day 2015

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Film showcases canyon restoration

A new short film, Crystal Clear, showcases remarkable work done by the City of Portland Environmental Services, Reed College, Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and many others in the Crystal Springs Partnership. Our own Zac Perry, canyon-restoration manager, is featured.

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Fish Sighting Fall 2014

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Fall Canyon Day 2014

Join the Reed community in planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasives and rebuilding sections of damaged trail. The event is free and open to anyone. Tools, training, food and fun will be provided. The event will be held on … finish reading Fall Canyon Day 2014

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Reed Canyon featured on Oregon Field Guide

Watch Oregon Field Guide that highlights Crystal Springs and the Reed Canyon (starts around the 20:25 mark).

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Pictures from Fall Canyon Day 2013

This fall Canyon Day was held on October 5th. A beautiful fall day surrounded the activities which included the removal of 6-cubic yards of invasive plant material, and the reintroduction of over 800 native understory shrubs and ground covers.  

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Goodbye for now until we meet again

Well, the ground is hardened and the trails are little dusty out there- in the distance, you can see wide-eyed freshman descending on the campus. It must be the beginning of school here at Reed again. The 2012 summer… Continue reading

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Stick and Stones can…

It's Summer Time! And in our continued attempt to restore and protect this beautiful resource, Canyon Crew has been diligently removing invasive plant materials, and expanding their "toolbox" of tricks to insure safe travels in and around the canyon… Continue reading

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Canyon Day Recap

So, another Canyon Day has come and gone – but not without leaving a pretty big impact on the Canyon. Here's a recap of what we did: This spring, we decided to focus our efforts in the area just… Continue reading

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I've got newts on the brain!

Every so often, a Reed biology senior is lured into the Canyon for an ecology thesis. Perhaps it is the desire to discover some secret Reed knowledge, or the appealing shimmer of stickleback fish in a minnow trap. Perhaps it… Continue reading

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