Reed College Canyon

Canyon Day

Join us for a day of working together to help protect and manage the canyon, which has been extensively restored in recent decades by Reed staff and students.

Fall Canyon Day 2018

Spring Canyon Day 2024

Saturday, March 30

Join us this spring for Canyon Day, Reed College's oldest tradition. Together, we'll work on a portion of the Reed canyon, planting native trees and shrubs and removing invasive plants, with the long-term goal of managing the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek, a tributary of Johnson Creek.

Free and open to all ages. Tools, training, food, and fun provided. Dress for the weather, and bring gloves if you have them.

Join us anytime between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. We'll be working near the Reed waterfall, which is close to the land bridge below the Griffin residence hall.

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!