Willamette Riverkeeper


Willamette Riverkeeper’s sole mission is to protect and restore the Willamette River.  We believe that a river with good water quality, abundant natural habitat, and that serves as a safe source for fishing and swimming is a basic public right.  The Willamette River belongs to all of us and should be protected as such. 

Bottom Line for Portland

A healthy river and ecosystem have a direct correlation to the health of local communities, meaning your donation to Willamette Riverkeeper not only impacts the health of the river but also improves the health of all Portland residents and the 70% of Oregonians who live within the river’s basin. WR accomplishes this each year by enforcement and implementation of the Clean Water Act, removing 1,000’s of pounds of trash from the river by engaging our large and growing volunteer base, creating opportunities for 100’s of people to participate in educational paddle trips, expanding opportunities to enjoy the Willamette Water Trail.  WR is also actively acquiring land along the river, planting over 200,000 native plants at restoration sites, removing harmful aquatic invasive weeds throughout the mainstem river, continuing groundbreaking freshwater mussel research, and holding polluters accountable for the cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site.


"We support WR because we value clean water, natural habitats, green space for people to enjoy nature and get outside.  WR does an excellent job promoting clean water, restoring nature greenways, and protecting our environment.  We try to do what we can to help their mission!"  Tamara and Eric Madsen, Donors and Volunteers. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

WR is continually advancing our DEI focus and work to make sure our mission to maintain a safe and healthy river, while engaging all communities, is DEI centered and focused. We work with staff, the board of directors and volunteers to provide training opportunities, as well as work, to diversify who represents our organization on all levels. Much of our legal work is directly related to climate justice (JEDI) issues in the Portland Harbor and throughout the Willamette River Basin, where we fight to make sure that everyone has equal access to clean water and a healthy river.


$25+: A coupon for use at the Mountain Rose Herbs Bridgeport Village Aroma Bar, for 20% off plus a free roll-on essential oil

$150 - $499: A mixed 4 pack of Wyld CBD Seltzer Water or a bottle of Wyld CBD Gummies

$350: The first 18 donors who give at this level will receive a  set of North Drinkware Glasses and a Bottle of Union Wine Co. 2018 Alchemist Pinot Noir.  (The glass is 6 oz. handmade stemless wineglass, in the bottom of the glass, is a 3D scene of the Willamette Valley and Mt. Hood featuring Amity Vineyards.)

$500 - $999: A mixed 12 pack of Wyld CBD Seltzer Water or Variety pack of Wyld CBD Gummies

$1,000+: You will be entered into a raffle to win a River Camping Gear Set with items from Next Adventure, Willamette Riverkeeper, and Paddle People (including a kayak, paddle, PFD, tent, sleeping bag, backpack, dry bag, and other assorted goodies)

Business Partner(s)

Mountain Rose Herbs an American herbal distribution retailer based in Eugene, Oregon they are the first Fair Trade Certified supplier of medicinal herbs in the United States, is supporting with an incentive.

Wyld, based in Portland, Wyld is Oregon’s leading cannabis edible brand, creating products infused with real-fruit ingredients & flavors that embody the true Pacific Northwest culture, is supporting with incentives and a $12,000 Matching Gift.

Fortis Construction, an employee-owned general contractor headquartered in Portland, is supporting WR with a $10,000 Matching Gift.

Next Adventure Portland's alternative outdoor store, is supporting with incentives.

Paddle People brings canoes to people and people to water. is supporting with incentives.

Union Wine Co a unique winery based in Tualatin and a 1% for the Planet partner is supporting with incentives. 

North Drinkware a glassware company based in Portland and 1% for the Planet partner is supporting with incentives. 

$53,466 raised of $65,000 goal
553 donations
82% of Goal


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Year Founded: 1996

Tax ID: 931212629

Willamette Riverkeeper is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks

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