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.
Rent Canoes & Kayaks Friday-Sunday Starting May 27, 2016. 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 […]
Learn what the ice age, ancient volcanoes, and the Cascade Subduction Zone have to do with where and how we should do development on slopes in the Tualatin Basin. Geologist Scott Burns of PSU will explain what fragipan and loess has to do with stormwater management and preventing landslides on Bull Mountain, Cooper Mountain and […]
This Summer Tualatin Riverkeepers has a big menu of adventures for you to experience. Canoe trips, kayak trips, the ever popular waterfall tour, River Professors Lectures and a new event, the Bird & Wine Tour are planned for you. Join our group events. Check out the complete menu and register online at our Eventbrite Page. […]CONTINUE READING →