Earth Day Pick-Up Party

Looking for a way to celebrate the place we all call home? The Tualatin Sustainability Network along with Earthwise will be hosting an Earth Day trash pick-up this year. The event will not only be a great way to give back to the earth and our community, but it signifies the one year anniversary of The Tualatin Sustainability Network!

Join us Saturday for some trash pick-up fun and an opportunity to connect with your community.

All supplies necessary will be provided, along with coffee and pastries.

Date: Saturday 4/23/22
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Tualatin Community Park, main picnic shelter

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Put Down Roots In Tualatin- Hug A Street Event

Put on your walking shoes and scour the community for litter! Join the City of Tualatin and the Tualatin Sustainability Network for some fresh air, a nice walk, and make an impact on the environment. Tools, gloves, guidance, maps, and snacks will be provided. Please bring your water bottle, a litter picker if you have one and your mask as we will be following OHA guidelines.

Date: Saturday 11/6/21
Time: 9am-12:00
Location: Tualatin Community Park, main picnic shelter
Click below to get registered, we hope to see you there!

Susie Peterson Presents “Backyard Habitat Certification Program in The City of Tualatin”

Date: Wednesday 9/15/21
Time: 7pm – 8:30
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Free! Donations welcome

Join us September 15th for our upcoming virtual event featuring speaker Susie Peterson, co-manager of the Backyard Habitat Certification Program. The Urban/Suburban environmental stewardship program is jointly managed by Columbia Land Trust and Portland Audubon.

Susie is passionate about helping community members create outdoors spaces that contribute to a healthy environment and promotes biodiversity. Before joining Columbia Land Trust she worked at Friends of Trees organizing community planting events. She’s a certified arborist and is passionate about connecting people to nature and creating wildlife habitat throughout the region.  

During the presentation we will cover what the program does, how it works, what participants can expect, and how to get involved. We can’t wait to see you there!

Recap: Community Compost Event and Education

Jim took us through the different steps involved in the composting process after giving us a tour of Tualatin’s Community Garden.

Teamwork made the composting process more efficient and fun!

After learning how to make compost tea, we ended the morning by taking a look at the multitude of saplings starting their journey of growth to become producing plants that will give back to our community.

Big thank you to Jim and everyone who participated!

Community Compost Event and Education: Grow your knowledge of gardening and composting

Join us for a hands on learning experience at Tualatin Community Garden brought to you by Jim Serrill, also known as “Timber Jim” who started our city’s community garden that has been around for several years and has provided 3600 pounds of food for The Tualatin School House Pantry. If you have a pitchfork, garden sheers,or loppers to use for the morning please bring them!

Jim Serrill giving a Ted Talk at TedxPortland in 2016 (linked below)

What: Community Compost Event and Education

When: July 17th at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Tualatin Community Garden

Here are some great links to check out if you want to learn more about Jim Serrill!

Hug-A-Park Event

TuSN is joining with the City of Tualatin Parks Department to host. Our Hug-A-Park Event will be Saturday May 22nd from 9am to Noon at Ibach Park. Sign up is through the Parks Department REGISTER HERE!

Contribute with community to make an impact on forest diversity and stream health. We will be doing several activities including removing invasive species, continuing storm clean up, caring for recent plantings, and taking a guided tour of 8 years of restoration work in the area!

TuSN Trash Pickup Party Event

Claire Roach and Isabella Kneeshaw hiking at King’s Mountain Trail-Tillamook, OR

Claire Roach and Isabella Kneeshaw are both sophomores at Tualatin High School. They started participating in the Tuesdays for Trash movement in September of 2020, sparking their passion for environmental work. Since then, they have been strong advocates for sustainability in our community, continuing to pick up trash every Tuesday since September.

They are two of the founding members of the Tualatin Sustainability Network. 

Claire and Isabella will be leading our Tualatin Sustainability Network’s Upcoming Trash Pick Up Party event. Join us for a fun morning of picking up trash while celebrating Earth Day weekend and meeting new people.

What: Tualatin Sustainability Network Trash Pick Up Party Event

When: Saturday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Where: Tualatin Community Park Main picnic shelter

Tualatin’s Hedges Green Starbucks will be thoughtfully donating free coffee and pastries. We are also welcoming mug donations to eliminate the use of non-reusable cups. We ask that you wear a mask to the event in order to keep everyone healthy and safe. Hope to see you there!


Dr. Jenifer McIntyre presents “When the Rubber Hits the Road; Stormwater and Toxics considerations for Healthy Habitats”

In Case You Missed It!

Date: Wednesday 4/21/21
Time: 7pm-8:30
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Free! Donations welcome

Dr. Jenifer McIntyre is an assistant professor of aquatic toxicology at the Washington State University’s School of the Environment. She is passionate about science that effects change. Her B.Sc. (1997) in environmental biology at Queen’s University led to the ban of a pulp mill effluent used as a road dust suppressant. Her M.S. (2004) from the University of Washington on contaminant bioaccumulation led the Washington State Department of Health to issue a fish consumption advisory for Lake Washington. Her Ph.D. (2010) research at UW on olfactory neurotoxicity of copper in coho salmon helped pass legislation in Washington and California that phases out metals in brake pads. Dr. McIntyre currently focuses on the ecotoxicology of urban stormwater runoff and the biological effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure.

Dr. Jenifer McIntyre is an assistant professor of aquatic toxicology at the Washington State University’s School of the Environment. Located at the Puyallup Research & Extension Center and collaborating with the Washington Stormwater Center, Dr. McIntyre’s current research focuses on the ecotoxicology of urban stormwater runoff and the biological effectiveness of green stormwater infrastructure.

Learn more about Dr Jenifer McIntyre!