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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Help clean the Tualatin River! The trips will launch from Tualatin Community Park and the 99W Bridge Boat Launch. Paddlers will pick up trash along the way. Gloves and trash receptacles will be provided. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes early. No experience necessary. While Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) paddle trips are open to all members […]
Weekends through September. Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) are renting canoes and kayaks from the boat ramp at Cook Park, 17005 SW 92nd Avenue in Tigard. Rentals begin at 9:00 am each day and all boats must be returned to the dock before 7:00pm. Canoes, and double kayaks cost $30 per boat for up to 4 hours […]
On August 23, 2014 at 8:00 am elected officials and candidates for office, together with a few friends and family members took off for the 2014 Tualatin River Political Paddle Race. Coming in first, with a large lead were Bart Rierson and Ryan Howard of the Newberg City Council. Participants L-R: Gallegos Staff, Lacey Beatty, […]CONTINUE READING →
The Washington County Board of Commissioners is discussing whether or not to allow development on steep slopes in North Bethany. The risks of development on slopes are considerable, and some of the commissioners have stated publicly their viewpoint that if developers want to take risks, the county shouldn’t stand in their way. Clearing on Bull […]CONTINUE READING →