Listen and learn from Indigenous educators in the culturally rich Tryon Creek State Natural Area this Saturday.
Located in Southwest Portland, Tryon Creek is one of Portland’s best urban parks. This beautiful natural area is a great example of our temperate rainforest climate: trees covered in moss with huge ferns lining the trails that lead to the creek.
The natural area also hosts many outdoor events, including Indigenous Culture Day.
Indigenous Culture Day at Tryon Creek Natural Area
On Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrate the natural history and cultural connection to Indigenous Peoples at Tryon Creek Natural Area. This event is free to attend and open to all ages.
The community is invited to explore the traditional lifestyle of Northwest Oregon Tribes at the nature center classroom, shelter and trails. During the event, Indigenous educators are sharing examples of cordage making, carving, basketry, first foods, necklace making and weaving.
Here are the planned activities during Indigenous Culture Day:
- 9 a.m. Welcoming ceremony in the Friends Circle.
- 9:30 a.m. Table displays open in and around the Nature Center.
- 11 a.m. Salmon bake.
While you’re there, plan to take a short hike along the trails. The natural area features 8 miles of hiking trails, 8 bridges and a wetland boardwalk.
Tryon Creek Natural Area is located at 11321 S Terwilliger Blvd. in Portland. For more information, visit Friends of Tryon Creek’s website.
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