Working together for a healthier Willamette.
At WRI, we envision a Willamette River system that is swimmable, fishable and a reliable source of water for Oregon’s growing human population, while providing ample habitat for a diverse array of native plants, fish and wildlife.
To that end, the Meyer Memorial Trust in 2008 made a 10-year funding commitment to support efforts to steer the Willamette River and its tributaries toward a cleaner, healthier future.
Our investments have restored habitat for federally protected salmon, helped combat invasive plants that threaten our region’s landscapes, funded scientific research to better understand our watershed and supported river stewardship groups in their efforts to better represent diverse Willamette Basin communities.
Our partners have made great strides for the river since our investment began 2008, placing us at a pivotal moment today. With continued effort, we can secure the achievements our partners have made while rising to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Learn how we’re working to build a secure future for the Willamette.
The Willamette River Initiative is guided by four key goals for our river.