Tualatin Riverkeepers'S ARCHIVE

  • This Summer Tualatin Riverkeepers has a big menu of adventures for you to experience.  Canoe trips, kayak trips, the ever popular waterfall tour, River Professors Lectures and a new event, the Bird & Wine Tour are planned for you.  Join our group events. Check out the complete menu  and register online at our Eventbrite Page. […]

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  • 2014 has been a whirlwind tour around the Tualatin basin and a year full of successes for Tualatin Riverkeepers. We had our biggest season for boat rentals, getting 2,500 paddlers on the river this summer and over 500 of them were youth under 18  ̶   a major victory for inspiring the next generation of waterkeepers. We […]

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  • On August 23, 2014 at 8:00 am elected officials and candidates for office, together with a few friends and family members took off for the 2014 Tualatin River Political Paddle Race.  Coming in first, with a large lead were Bart Rierson and Ryan Howard of the Newberg City Council. Participants L-R: Gallegos Staff, Lacey Beatty, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • A few students from Metzger Elementary School in Tigard were able to witness lamprey spawning in Summer Creek during a field trip to Dirksen Nature Park in Tigard last week.  We checked around and found that others were seeing lamprey in the Fanno Creek system too. Carla Staedter, Surface Water Quality and Volunteer Coordinator for the […]

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  • Wetland prairie restoration represents a unique opportunity to improve water quality, create habitat for mammals, raptors, threatened salmonids and amphibians and reestablish a rich diversity of native plant species.  Prairies naturally hold the Tualatin Rivers’ winter flood waters, filtering and cooling them, recharging ground water, and releasing cool clean water slowly back to the Tualatin each […]

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  • This blog has covered the deforestation on Cooper Mountain, but Kari Bray of the Oregonian and Beaverton Leader has also covered the story, including the perspective of some of the local planners. The real positive story here is Tigard’s innovative policies that prevent pre-development clear-cutting.  Read Kari’s story on oregonlive.com. Unnecessary logging on Cooper Mountain […]

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  • How is Your City Using Urban Forestry to Protect Creeks? Urban creeks get hammered by erosion and pollution with every storm.  Polluted runoff goes directly from street to stream through storm sewers, carrying pollutants from rooftops, parking lots, streets and sidewalks at high velocities that erode stream banks and stir up old polluted sediments. PCC […]

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  • On January 8, 2014 a team of scientists and other members of Tualatin Riverkeepers Citizen Action Committee took a field trip to view three sites where significant erosion has been caused by development that increased stormwater runoff from Bull Mountain.  The reason for this field trip was to familiarize the members with issues that should […]

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  • The City of Beaverton is in the process of master planning Cooper Mountain for suburban development. This 2,290 acre area at the southwestern edge of Beaverton consists of hills, farms, forests, and creeks that flow into the Tualatin River. This planning process provides a unique opportunity to “design with nature”, so that people and the […]

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