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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Gather up the kids and spend a Sunday afternoon canoeing with Tualatin Riverkeepers. We provide the canoes, paddles, flotation vests and all the guidance you need. Beginners and families with children are encouraged to sign up. We will be paddling towards the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge on a quiet stretch of the river. Reservations are […]
Rent Canoes & Kayaks Friday-Sunday Starting July 4. 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 […]
Last night Beaverton Planning Commission voted 4-2 to allow the Beaverton School District to fill almost 3 acres of wetlands and construct South Cooper Mountain High School pending approval of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon Department of State Lands. The decision flies in the face of the Cooper Mountain Community Plan adopted […]CONTINUE READING →
We’d love to hear your story of what you love about the Tualatin River in the format of a 30 second to 1 minute video from your smart phone or video cam. WhatDoYouLoveAboutTualatinRiver from Tualatin Riverkeepers on Vimeo. What do you love about the Tualatin River? Share your short video about what you love about […]CONTINUE READING →