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.
Three measures appearing on the ballot this November are of particular interest to many Intertwine Alliance partners and friends. Supporters, now is the time to step up and take action! Join us for presentations about: A measure to create a permanent funding base for the Tualatin Soil and Water Conversation District will support programs to improve air, water and soil quality, community […]
Join Tualatin Riverkeepers co-founding member Rob Baur on a guided tour of the Upper Tualatin River Watershed. Discover three waterfalls, salmon spawning grounds and crystal-clear water! These locations are not usually open to the public. Meet at TRK in Tualatin or Fernhill Wetlands in Forest Grove and join us for a full-day Van Tour. Picnic lunch […]
The Tualatin Soil and Conservation District has served the people of Washington County since 1955. The District is asking voters to approve a permanent tax levy to provide services needed to protect the water, soil, and other natural resources in Washington County. The resource needs of the region exceed the District’s ability to provide services. […]CONTINUE READING →
The winner is… Tigard City Councilor John Goodhouse. Also participating (L to R) … State Rep Joe Gallegos Jen Nelson, Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District Forest Grove City Councilor Victoria Lowe Mark Jockers, Clean Water Services Washington County Commissioner Roy Rogers Tigard City Councilor John Goodhouse (winner) Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten Team Gallegos Tualatin […]CONTINUE READING →