Digging Deeper Around Town

Tap your inner child by digging deeper and exploring the world around you through workshops, outings, and stewardship opportunities. Throughout the Portland area organizations will inspire you and pique your curiosity about the lands you call home.  The event list below will be updated periodically so please check back regularly.  Most events require registration and…

Cultivating Curiosity and Stewardship

WELCOME TO TANNER SPRINGS PARK, an urban oasis of oak-prairie and wetlands – a microcosm of the richness that the Willamette Valley once held. Less than 5% remains of the original 1.7 million acres. We hope you enjoy the smorgasbord of over 72 species of native plants providing a continuous food buffet for native pollinators…

Stepping Stones for Wildlife

2018 Ducklings at Tanner Springs Park Our stepping stone park has been home to another clutch of Mallard ducklings. In spring ten ducklings hatched of which 8 survived. Their mother’s rigorous Barre3-style exercises on our steps prepared them for their departure from the park.  In the middle of May they left for adventures and parts…

More Milkweed for Monarchs

At Tanner Spring Park we are hoping to expand the Western breeding habitat for Monarchs by increasing Showy Milkweed. Monarchs migrate through Portland, as well as the northern Oregon coast but have not found significant host plants to breed. We are hoping to change this. The park is part of a national campaign to support the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)…

Rewarding Community Day

Parke Diem brought our community together for a successful planting despite weather setbacks and rescheduling. Friends of Tanner Springs Park,  Portland Parks and Recreation employees and new volunteers extended our mosaic of native prairie grass and perennials. Tufted Hair Grass was interwoven with Oregon Sunshine,  Slender Cinquefoil and Douglas Iris. Under our Oregon White Oaks we…

Volunteer

Join Friends of Tanner Springs year-round as we restore the oak-prairie habitat at Tanner Springs Park in Portland’s Pearl District. All you need is a pair of garden gloves. We have the tools.  If you don’t know much about oak savannas, upland prairies or plants in general, don’t worry.  We’ll teach you.  Our projects are tied to the seasons…