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 June 27, celebrate our 26th Tualatin River Discovery Day! Help Tualatin Riverkeepers mark another major milestone and join us for a paddle trip down the beautiful Tualatin River. This self-guided 3.2 mile paddle hosted by Tualatin Riverkeepers includes a guidebook highlighting wildlife and history specific to this section of the river. The trip will launch […]
Join Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) as we enjoy a summer evening paddle launching from Tualatin Community Park. As the sun sets, wildlife gets more active. Chances are you may see a beaver or a great blue heron up close. We request that you arrive 30 minutes early. No experience necessary. While TRK paddle trips are open […]
On July 5, 2014, a paddler noticed a dark discharge entering the Tualatin River from a ditch in the Farmington-Scholls area. Using his smart phone, he shot photographs, video and recorded the GPS coordinates of the site. He contacted Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) for help in reporting the problem to the proper authorities. TRK helped him […]CONTINUE READING →
Jeff Kohne reports: I noticed this morning that a large tree has fallen into the Tualatin River, nearly spanning the entire river making navigation unsafe. It is about 200 yards upstream from Fields Bridge (where Willamette Falls Drive crosses the river in West Linn). If you see hazards to navigation, please fill out our online […]CONTINUE READING →