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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On Feb 7th we will be planting 2000 native plants at Cook Park with volunteers and the non profit Friends of the Trees. This is related to the Metro Nature in Neighborhoods Project we are doing over the next 3 years and is our 1st volunteer kick off! There will be coffee, Doug Fir Tea, and […]
Wapato Lake was previously the winter home of the Atfalati people and an important food gathering site. The lake changed significantly after the Atfalati were relegated to the Grand Ronde Reservation in 1855. Since the mid-1930s, the lake was diked and drained for onion farms. Eighty years later the US Fish & Wildlife Service is working […]
Position: Nature Day Camp Intern Counselor Open positions: 2 Compensation: $10.50/hr Time commitment: ~ 270 hrs. Includes training, camp planning, and camp sessions. Program Dates: June 22-26, July 6-11, July 20 -24, July 27-31, August 10-14, August 17-21 + June trainings Sessions take place at: Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Dirksen Nature Park in Tigard, […]CONTINUE READING →
With the construction economy rebounding, threats by development to local wetlands are heating up. A quarry near Sherwood, a public high school on Cooper Mountain, and two housing projects in Tigard are all proposing to fill wetlands. Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act requires developers to avoid impacts to wetlands. Before a development […]CONTINUE READING →