After 10 years of collaboration toward a healthier Willamette, we're laying the groundwork for a new network to support long-term progress in our river basin.
A new era for the Willamette River health movement
Why a network?

A healthy Willamette River system is crucial to the Oregon way of life. But our river needs coordinated stewardship and investment to continue providing for Oregonians into the future.

With an activated community and collaborative vision for a healthy Willamette River system, we can tackle the problems of the present while rising to meet new challenges.

Conservation Finance Webinar
Network Event
Introduction to Conservation Finance

Join us on Feb. 17 for a webinar on creative and innovative approaches to financing conservation work. Hosted in partnership with the World Resources Institute.

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Network Event
Freedom to Roam in Nature

Join us on Feb. 26 for this Black History Month discussion featuring leaders on inclusion and equity in the outdoors.

Evaluation of the Willamette River Initiative
Reflecting on the WRI Evaluation

Network co-directors Jesse Cruz Richards and Tana Atchley Culbertson reflect on the WRI evaluation and share key takeaways for the future.

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Get to Know Us

Our staff and board are committed to furthering river health, sustainability, Tribal sovereignty, environmental justice and youth leadership development.

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Looking Back & Looking Ahead

It's been a year of taking root. We want to share where we’ve been, and invite you to engage and help shape what comes next.

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Envisioning a Healthy River For All

We envision a diverse, inclusive river health movement where the benefits and impacts of river health are shared equitably among all.

River stories

What does it take to restore a river? Learn more about the people behind this work, the landscapes they've touched and the passion they bring to this river movement.