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. Meet the Willamette River Network.
WRI's strategic, long-term support has helped our partners make strides toward a healthier, more vibrant Willamette and a stronger restoration field. Track their progress.
A healthy Willamette River system is crucial to the Oregon way of life. But our river needs stewardship to continue providing for Oregonians into the future.
With continued investment in a collaborative vision for a healthy Willamette River system, we can tackle the problems of the present while rising to meet new challenges.
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.
As the Willamette River Initiative ends and a new chapter begins with the formation of a Willamette River Network, the WRI staff reflect on our community's accomplishments and look to the future.
We envision a river health movement that is effective and relevant to all the Willamette Basin’s diverse communities, and where the benefits and impacts of river health are shared equitably among all.
Many of us have a story about why the Willamette is special to us. Watch four members of the Willamette community share theirs on-camera, then contact us to share your own reasons why.
Strong partnerships are the backbone of this initiative. WRI works with dozens of organizations throughout the region to achieve shared goals for the river.