Tualatin Riverkeepers is a non-profit organization dedicated to holistic watershed management for the benefit of our communities. TRK takes a proactive approach to advocacy for clean waters, empowers the diversity of stakeholders in the Tualatin river basin to care for our unique river, and educates youth and future activists with creative curriculum inspired by local ecological traditions. We seek partnerships with agencies and landowners throughout the watershed to conserve the lands and biodiversity found within the broader landscape and analyze watershed issues from the floodplain’s perspective. As such, we find strength from farmer to ecologist’s viewpoints and believe bringing multiple parties together based on shared common ground will enhance sustainable management of the Tualatin watershed.
TRK’s programs include watershed watch, environmental education, restoration, and recreation. The Tualatin River and its 27 creeks provide drinking water to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses in Washington County as well as water for industry, agriculture and a rich variety of wildlife including coho salmon, steelhead trout, beaver, painted turtles, river otters, bobcats, fox, and deer, amongst other species.
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When many quality organizations ask for a contribution this season, please remember that TRK is dedicated to clean water in the Tualatin River. TRK is working right here in your own backyard, expanding our educational efforts, introducing new paddlers to the tranquility of the river, and continuing to be a strong voice for clean water. Please make an end-of-year donation […]
Hear firsthand about TRK’s 2014 successes Learn what’s on the horizon for 2015 in the watershed Meet Dr. Alan Yeakley, current professor and a founder of PSU’s Environmental Science Program, who will present on our urban salmon Enjoy coffee and pastries Visit with acquaintances and make new friends!
Originally published in Outside Voices – The blog of the Intertwine Alliance Urban Forest Fire http://theintertwine.org/blog/urban-forest-fire Urban forest fire Coming together to curb controversy over city tree codes By Brian Wegener, November 26 2014 More than 80 people gathered in Tualatin last week for an extended conversation about municipal tree codes. The Nov. 18 Urban Forestry […]CONTINUE READING →
2014 has been a whirlwind tour around the Tualatin basin and a year full of successes for Tualatin Riverkeepers. We had our biggest season for boat rentals, getting 2,500 paddlers on the river this summer and over 500 of them were youth under 18 ̶ a major victory for inspiring the next generation of waterkeepers. We […]CONTINUE READING →