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

Fall Canyon Day 2018

Saturday, October 27

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. This event is part of our ongoing effort to improve this urban forest habitat for native species, and it is free and open to everyone. Tools, training, food, and fun provided.

Meet your peers anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. We will be working towards the western edge of the forest, below Sequoia dorm and just east of the Canyon House.

Bring gloves or your favorite weeding tool, if you have them.

For more information, contact 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!