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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Help restore the natural landscape by planting native trees and shrubs with Tualatin Riverkeepers and Friends of Trees. We provide the tools, gloves, drinks and donuts. FREE! Click here to RSVP.
Join Tualatin Riverkeepers and Friends of Trees for a planting event at Cook Park in Tigard. Help restore the riverside forest at Cook Park in Tigard from 9am – Noon with Tualatin Riverkeepers. Plant native shrubs and trees. Feel good. Eat donuts. Yum! Click to RSVP
The new Paddler’s Guide to the Lower Tualatin River is now available at local paddling shops, libraries, and by mail from the Washington County Visitors Association.CONTINUE READING →
Trees in the urban environment provide a variety of benefits. Various researchers have touted the benefits of tree canopy in cities: cleaner air, stormwater reduction, carbon sequestration, energy savings, higher property values and health benefits.i Some have even found a reduction in crime associated with tree canopy.ii If distribution of these benefits are […]CONTINUE READING →