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.

Spring Canyon Day 2015

Join the Reed community in planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasives and rebuilding sections of damaged trail. The event is free and open to anyone. Tools, training, food and fun will be provided. The event will be held on Saturday, April 11, 9am until 3pm. Meet your friends in the canyon near the east end of the canyon at the Centennial Orchard located off SE 37th Avenue; easy access is also available below the chemistry building.

Dress for the weather and bring gloves if you have them.

For more information email zac.perry@reed.edu 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!