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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The Tualatin River is a beautiful natural jewel flowing through Washington County. From its headwaters in the coastal hills to its confluence with the Willamette, it connects forests, farms, industry, cities and towns. The river provides that most precious of natural resources… clean water. …and the Tualatin provides something else.. a connection to nature for the regions diverse and growing population.
Your donation to Tualatin Riverkeepers helps us engage the people of the Tualatin Valley to protect, restore, and experience our special river. Please donate generously.
This event is open to people with disabilities who have the ability to sit in a kayak or canoe with minimal support. Disabled veterans are encouraged to attend. August 20, 2016 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cook Park, Tigard Cost: $20 per person To register for the event, contact Margot Fervia-Neamtzu at 503-218-2580 or email […]
Rent Canoes & Kayaks Friday-Sunday Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) are renting canoes and kayaks Fri – Sun 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 6:00pm. (No launches after 4:00pm). Canoes, and double […]
Once again, Tualatin Riverkeepers is hosting a paddle race for elected officials on the Tualatin River. Cheer on your favorite elected official. Who will be the first to race on a Stand Up Padlleboard? Will Metro Councilor Craig Dirksen repeat his victory? We provide the boats, life jackets, and paddles. You provide the muscle and […]CONTINUE READING →
Weigh in on Washington County’s Rural Tourism Plan Washington County is studying the future of rural tourism, and they want your input. The Rural Tourism Study Report is available for review here for your review. TRK has commented that the study only focuses on agricultural tourism, and neglects the tremendous opportunities for outdoor nature-based recreation, like paddling, […]CONTINUE READING →