The Friends of Tryon Creek continues to make a difference in connecting children to the natural world through our range of innovative programs. A few successes worth noting:
- Last fall, the Friends received a $500,000 gift from the Gray Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation to support our Environmental Education program. This gift will generate $25,000 annually for the Friends if we can raise $12,500 in a 1:2 match. Funds generated from this Global Giving site will go towards this match.
- We will match previous numbers of students participating this spring serving thousands with our popular field trip program
- We have received some important grants supporting this program: $5,000 from the Juan Young Trust; $1,500 from the Union Bank Foundation; $5,000 from Bank of America in the last year as well as $1,500 from Pacific Power Foundation specifically going to support scholarships for schools to participate in our field trip program from inner North and Northeast Portland. As we work hard to broaden the pool of schools participating in this program, we are encouraged that partners such as Pacifcorp share these values and goals.
Thank you all who have given in 2011-12 to support an organization that is working hard at making a difference in our regional community.