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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Join in cleaning up the shoreline and recreation areas around Hagg Lake! With the end of the summer season comes low water levels at the lake, making it a great time to remove debris in preparation for the next year. This is a great opportunity for all lake users to volunteer a few hours to […]
On Saturday September 19 you can borrow our canoe to help us pull trash from 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 request that you arrive 30 minutes early. […]
With the change of the seasons comes a change in volunteer opportunities. We need help with trash pickup, weed pulling, and tree planting. September is the month for clean up activities. When the wet weather returns we start planting trees. Get involved. Bring family and friends. Hagg Lake Clean Up September 26, 2015 10am – […]CONTINUE READING →
Transformation of a Degraded Urban Wetland from Tualatin Riverkeepers on Vimeo. Some people think that degraded urban wetlands are not worth restoring. Tualatin Riverkeepers strongly disagrees. Take a look at a series of aerial photos of the Cook Park Wetland in Tigard over 20 years as it is transformed from a cow pasture to a […]CONTINUE READING →