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, 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 work hard to protect the Willamette River, fighting pollution and engaging people with the river's needs. Our work means that Portland has a cleaner, safer, and more accessible river for everyone to enjoy. We are also working to increase access, via increasing public sites such as Ross Island (pictured above). The transfer of the remaining 110 acres of this property from private hands to public is essential. More habitat for wildlife, and increased opportunities for people to enjoy the river are key. 


“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-engaged communities to join us on the river to see it and experience it, from our Free River Discovery Paddle trips to out Community Gear Library . Our mission is to engage all Oregonians in maintaining a safe and healthy river, and DEI issues must always be centered in these efforts.



The first 25 donors who give $150 will receive a signed copy of Willamette River Greenways by Willamette Riverkeeper Executive Director, Travis Williams. 


Fortis Construction, an employee-owned general contractor headquartered in Portland, is supporting WR with a $5,000 Matching Gift.


$30,141 raised of $30,000 goal
344 donations
100% 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.

They're a small-sized organization with activities in Clackamas Co. and Multnomah Co.

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