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Bee City: Celebrating Pollinators This Week

This week The City of Tualatin is hosting Pollinator Events in Partnership with TuSN! Sign Up below and visit the city’s website to learn more about Pollinator Week.

Creating Habitat Where You Live– Tuesday June 21st

The Buzz About Bees– Friday June 24th

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Upcoming Events in Partnership with Earthwise: Sign Up

As we look ahead to the start of summer, join TuSN and Earthwise in engaging in a variety of environmentally focused events!

All upcoming events in partnership with Earthwise:

Creating a Habitat Where You Live – Tuesday June 21st

A Guide to Recycling – Thursday June 23rd

The Buzz About Bees – Friday June 24th

Republic Recycling and Waste Management Facility Tour – Thursday June 28th

Mindfulness in Nature – Friday July 8th

Bamboo Garden – Tuesday July 19th

Mindful Eating – Tuesday August 2nd

Sunset Kayak Tour – Tuesday August 23rd

Click the Sign Up buttons underneath each event to sign up for an individual event, or you can browse The City of Tualatin’s Events Sign Up below. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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

Click below to Sign Up!

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!