Reed College Canyon

Reed College students during Canyon Day

Canyon Day

Canyon Day is the semi-annual event where members of the Reed Community join together for a day of work to help protect and restore the canyon.

Fall Canyon Day 2014

Check back for dates for Fall Canyon Day 2014, and join the Reed College community in restoring native plant habitat and enhancing water quality in the Reed canyon, the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek. This event is free and open to everyone.

  • Tools, training, food, and fun provided.
  • Dress for the weather and bring gloves if you have them.

For more information, send email to Zac Perry, riparian-restoration specialist, at or call 503/572-8636.

Canyon Day history

Early Canyon Days involved raking leaves, burning debris, and attempting to make the canyon into a park. More recently, the focus of Canyon Day has been on protecting and restoring the natural vegetation to make the canyon a better habitat for urban wildlife. You can read more about how the event has changed over the years on our Canyon Day history page. 

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Canyon Day photo albums

Want to see what we've done on previous Canyon Days? Check out our photo album!