Willamette Riverkeeper

Founded in 1996, Willamette Riverkeeper is the only organization dedicated solely to the protection and restoration of the Willamette River.  Our efforts with regard to the improvement of habitat and water quality on the Willamette have made us the leading organization when it comes to Willamette River issues.  Willamette Riverkeeper operates under the principle of the Public Trust Doctrine, which dates back to the Magna Carta, and reflects a deep held belief that is embodied in modern environmental laws like the Clean Water Act, that our rivers belong to all of us and should be protected as such.  While one may own the land next to the river, one cannot own the river itself.  Resources like the Willamette River should be protected from harm, pollution, and habitat destruction, for the entire public.  The public should be able to experience a clean river that poses no threat to their health, or the health of wildlife.  Willamette Riverkeeper belongs to a network of Riverkeeper organizations that work toward similar goals across the country. United under the Waterkeeper Alliance. Willamette Riverkeeper's progress on the Willamette River is amplified by the succes of other Riverkeeper groups on 165 other rivers, bays, inlets and other waterbodies.The work of Willamette Riverkeeper is driven by its passionate Staff and encouraging Board of Directors. Take a moment to find out more about what draws these individuals to the Willamette River and the role of a Riverkeeper organization.

City of Portland Office of Healthy Working Rivers

Portland's Office of Healthy Working Rivers helps to raise awareness of the diverse ecological, transportation, and recreational values provided by the Willamette and Columbia Rivers as they flow through Portland.

In January 2009, City Council established the "Rivers Office" to bring a new focus to advancing the City’s river goals of achieving: - a clean and healthy river, - a prosperous working harbor, - increased awareness of the river, - a vibrant waterfront, and - successful partnerships to implement river projects.

For more information click here Office of Healthy Working Rivers

Portland Mercury

Portland Weekly Newspaper The Portland Mercury covers Portland News, Portland Politics, Portland Music, Portland Film, Portland Fashion; Portland Art, Portland Theatre, plus Portland Movie Times, Portland Club Calendar, Portland Restaurant listings, forums, blogs, and all your Portland questions answered in Questionland PDX.

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