Reed College Canyon

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 2018

Spring Canyon Day 2020


You are invited to join in and help celebrate Reed College's oldest tradition as we clean and restore a portion of the Reed canyon. Plant native trees and shrubs and help remove invasive plants, with the goal of improving the headwaters of Crystal Springs Creek. Tools, training, food, and fun provided. Dress for the weather. Brings gloves if you have them.

This event is free and open to all ages.

Meet your peers anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. We will be working in the lower canyon, between the area of the Sequoia residence hall and the Canyon House.

Questions? Contact Zac Perry at 503-572-8636 or

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!