Now Hiring a Full-Time Specialist at Van Duzer. – Closing Date 04/30/19 at 4:00 pm
The TIC Rest Area location is hiring for a full-time Specialist for the Ontario and Weatherby locations. Our Rest Area teams oversee all aspects of rest area operations and maintenance, from cleanliness to interacting with travelers. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a rest area. You will …
Join us in celebration.
We will be inducting Willamette River Cable Trees into the 2019 Class of Oregon Heritage Trees!
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 2:00pm
Memorial Park – River Shelter
8100 SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville, Or.
Now Hiring a Full-Time Specialist at Van Duzer. – Closing Date 04/22/19 at 4:00 pm
The TIC Rest Area location is hiring for a full-time Specialist for the new Van Duzer location. Our Rest Area teams oversee all aspects of rest area operations and maintenance, from cleanliness to interacting with travelers. The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of a rest area. You will …
TIC is Hiring Rest Area Technicians at locations statewide: Near Madras/Maupin (Cow Canyon), Eugene (Oak Grove & Cabin Creek), and Seaside (Sunset).
Rest Area Technicians are temporary/on-call employees who are not scheduled to work regular hours, but are available to perform fill-in work as needed; rest areas are staffed every day of the year, and temporary employees are frequently scheduled to work weekends and holidays. While technicians are hired for a …
On Friday, October 19, 2018, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program dedicated the GeerCrest Orchard as new Oregon Heritage Trees in Salem.
The year 1837 saw the beginnings of mass immigration to the Willamette Valley from the Eastern United States. The Willamette Valley, described to Americans in the East as an “Eden of the West,” had been shaped by millennia of active land management by a diverse native population including the Kalapuyan, …
News Release from The Travel Information Council
On Friday, July 13, 2018, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program dedicated the Yang Madrone as a new heritage tree in Corvallis, Oregon.
The large Pacific Madrone tree overlooking the Yang house was planted by Hoya Yang to complement the house his wife, Edith Yang, designed. In 1954, Edith became the first female minority architect licensed in Oregon. She designed many buildings in the area …
On August 28 2017, the Oregon Heritage Tree Program celebrated the induction of Oregon’s Grove of the States, a historic arboretum containing trees for each US state and the District of Columbia.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, ODOT director Matt Garrett and members of the Oregon Travel Information Council joined the Oregon Heritage Tree Committee to commemorate the day and induct the Grove as Heritage Trees. The local Boy Scout Troop …
The Oregon Heritage Tree Program awarded 2017 Maynard C. Drawson Memorial Award to educator and arborist Paul Ries. Ries will receive a plaque recognizing his contributions to preserving Oregon’s notable trees.
Ries was a founding member of the Oregon Heritage Tree Program and personal friend to Maynard Drawson. Drawson is considered to be the founding father of the program; the award was created in 2015 as a way to honor his …
Last year, a motivated group of volunteers showed up to push wheelbarrows, swing shovels, and plant 20 replacement trees at the Grove of the States (located at French Prairie Rest Area southbound). Among the many volunteers were two members of the Oregon Travel Information Council (Chair Gwenn Baldwin and Mike Marsh) and OTE Executive Director Nancy DeSouza.
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What is this project about?
Oregon’s Grove of the States is located at the French Prairie Rest Area (southbound I-5 at Milepost 281), near Wilsonville. The Grove is believed to be the oldest arboretum of state trees in the US and was originally a collection of trees from 53 US states and territories. The concept for the Grove was conceived and implemented by former Oregon Attorney General Robert Thornton in the mid-1960s as a way …