A message of gratitude as a new chapter begins

A few weeks ago, the Willamette River Initiative team had the pleasure of spending a sunny evening at a farm on the banks of the Willamette, enjoying the company of many people who inspire us daily with their relentless dedication to ensuring the Willamette River is healthy enough to support our

Unveiling the blueprint for a Willamette River Network

Dear friends,

The successes our partners and grantees have achieved in WRI’s lifetime are impressive. But we have always known that restoring a river basin as large, complex and important as the Willamette will take a collaborative effort for decades to come.

Honoring a hero of the Willamette restoration movement

It takes transformative leadership to be a true hero of the river restoration field.

As a business owner who makes his living restoring native Willamette Basin habitats, Rosario Franco is quite literally transforming this important watershed, tree-by-tree and acre-by-acre.