Citizen scientists help THPRD track animal populations
December 28, 2017 - Posted in:
Natural Resources, Public Participation, Nature, Volunteers
Citizen Science – research conducted by non-professional scientists – is a practice that THPRD’s Natural Resources staff is successfully utilizing to keep track of regionally important animal species and pollinators. Volunteer opportunities are now available.
Newt Day is back! THPRD’s celebration of the rough-skinned amphibian returns on Saturday, Nov. 4, noon to 4 p.m. at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center (15655 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton).
Visitors will learn about the amazing adaptations of newts and other forest inhabitants.
Fanno Creek Trail users in the Garden Home neighborhood will notice a recent change in the landscape. Several weathered steel sculptures were installed, just above the ground, along a 120-foot section of the trail near SW 86th Avenue.
THPRD hosts its annual Spring Native Plant Sale on Saturday, April 29, at the Tualatin Hills Nature Center from 10 am to 2 pm. This year, the sale will highlight plants that attract native pollinators such as birds, bees, and butterflies.
New park planning process gives neighbors a seat at the table
March 01, 2017 - Posted in:
Natural Resources, Planning and Development, Public Participation, Advisory Committees, Board of Directors, Crowell Woods, Crowell Woods, Design & Development, Parks
Earlier this month, about 30 community members participated in three design workshops with THPRD and WH Pacific, the landscape architect that will soon prepare a master plan for a new park in Aloha. The workshops are another element of THPRD’s reimagined approach to park planning
Cooper Mountain Nature Park closed Wednesday-Friday
September 27, 2016 - Posted in:
Natural Resources, Closures, Nature
Cooper Mountain Nature Park will close on Wednesday, Sept. 27, for a controlled burn that is designed to reduce the risk of wildfire and help restore habitat for wildlife and plants. The park is expected to re-open on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Want to attract birds and butterflies to your backyard this spring and summer but don’t know where to start? Native plants are the answer, and THPRD will have more than 150 varieties available at its Spring Native Plant Sale and Resource Fair on Saturday, April 16, 10 am - 2 pm.
Jim McElhinny, one of the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s most accomplished employees, will retire on June 30. Aisha Panas, THPRD’s director of Planning since July 2014, has been selected to succeed McElhinny.