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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Friday-Sunday through September. Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) are renting canoes and kayaks 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 7:00pm. Canoes, and double kayaks cost $30 per boat for up to 4 […]
80 Volunteers and very generous sponsors made the 25th Annual Tualatin River Discovery Day a tremendous success.
A couple of weekends ago 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 TRK for help in reporting the problem to the proper authorities. We helped him file […]CONTINUE READING →
Washing your car seems like such a clean activity, but it can have adverse results for our streams, wetlands and Tualatin River. Storm drains in your street typically go straight to the nearest stream. Pollutants being washed off cars include grease, oil, heavy metals, antifreeze, and asbestos. Car washing detergents themselves often include phosphates, a […]CONTINUE READING →