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.

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.

Willamette River near Salem on a fall day
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.

Portland Harbor Community Coalition
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.

Jesse Cruz Richards
Meet our Director of Development and Policy

Jesse Cruz Richards will work with new and existing partners across the Network to support collaborative fundraising and policy efforts.

Tana Atchley Culbertson
Meet our Director of Network Coordination

Tana Atchley Culbertson will cultivate partnerships and support collaboration toward the Network's vision of healthy rivers and thriving communities.

Luckiamute State Natural Area
Get to Know Our Board Members

Our path is guided by leaders in river health, sustainability, Tribal sovereignty, environmental justice and youth leadership development.

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.