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

We protect the Willamette River, cleaning up trash and removing invasive species, and introducing Oregonians to their waterways. Our work means that Portland has a clean, safe, and accessible river for everyone to enjoy.


“Working with and hearing from the community at outreach events has shown me that we are not alone in this fight to help the Willamette.” -Megan Baus, PSU Student

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Marginalized communities are disproportionately affected by water pollution, an injustice that we combat through hands-on cleanups and legal advocacy. We also create opportunities for historically under-invited communities to join us on the river for special events like the Latinx Paddle, Pride Paddle, and Recovery Paddle. Our mission is to engage all Oregonians in maintaining a safe and healthy river, and DEI issues must always be centered in these efforts.


All gifts- For every $5 donated or Give!Guide social media post shared, donors will receive one ticket for Willamette Riverkeeper’s end-of-year raffle, with prizes including a “paddle package” from Next Adventure (safety supplies, water bottles, paddle gear, and more), registration to either our Pinot Paddle or Harvest Paddle 2023, a signed copy of Willamette River Greenways by Executive Director Travis Williams, and more!


First 100- Our first 100 donors who donate $10+ will receive a coupon for a free bottle of Kombucha from Brew Dr. Kombucha.


$25- All donors who give $25 or more will receive a voucher for 15% off at the online store of our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs, a sustainable, organic business offering teas, herbs and spices, and essential oils, and more! 

$35- Donors at the $35 level will receive a lidar Willamette River poster by Dan Coe. (Must be picked up at our Portland office.)

$75- The first 25 donors who gives $75 on Giving Tuesday, November 29th, will receive a signed copy of Willamette River Greenways by Willamette Riverkeeper Executive Director, Travis Williams. 

$100- The first 18 donors who give $100 or more will receive a free bottle of Alchemist Pinot Noir by our friends at Union Wine Company! (Must be 21+ and show ID.) 

Business Partner(s)

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.

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

Brew Dr. Kombucha, a Portland-based B-corp specializing in organic raw kombucha, is supporting with incentives.

Mountain Rose Herbs, an organic herbalist offering herbs and spices, teas, aromatherapy, and more, is supporting with incentives.

$34,037 raised of $50,000 goal
427 donations
68% 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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