Great Willamette Clean Up
Oct
1
8:00 am08:00

Great Willamette Clean Up

Get Dirty For Good with Willamette Riverkeeper and a host of partners and sponsors for our 8th annual river-wide, on-the-water trash clean up. This event includes numerous paddling and land based clean up locations. Many sites will offer seats in rafts, canoes, kayaks, and on SUP boards for volunteers for free! Review our sites and REGISTER HERE

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Dec
1
7:00 pm19:00

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join us Thursday, December 1st when we'll host the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival at the  Hollywood Theater in Portland!  Doors open at 6:oopm, film program begins at 7:00pm.

Considered one of the nation's premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, this year's films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

Best of all, this is a benefit for Willamette Riverkeeper! Details on films, special screenings by local filmmakers, raffle prizes, and tickets to follow. Our grand raffle prize will be a beautiful, cedar strip sea kayak!

 


Floodplain Forest Bike Tour at Willamette Mission State Park
Sep
17
9:00 am09:00

Floodplain Forest Bike Tour at Willamette Mission State Park

Join Restoration Coordinator, Marci Krass, along with our partners at Oregon State Parks for a morning bike tour of our landscape scale floodplain reforestation project that is currently working to restore over 600 acres of habitat at Willamette Mission State Park.  

This natural area is located just 20 min north of Salem on the banks of the Willamette River.  One of the most significant and beautiful historic sites in the Willamette Valley, this park also boasts one of the largest tracts of floodplain forest.  Using the paved and mulched trails we'll bike through the North Forest (75 acres) and Beaver Island (207 acres) management units.  Learn more about floodplain forest habitat and the important role it provides for diverse fish and wildlife species.  

We'll meet at the Filbert Grove Picnic Shelter at 9:00 am.  Following the bike ride you are invited to join us back at the Filbert Grove Picnic Shelter for a brown bag picnic lunch.  Families are welcome.  REGISTER HERE

Greenway/Straub Paddle - 50 Years  - Wallace Marine Park to Wheatland
Sep
10
9:30 am09:30

Greenway/Straub Paddle - 50 Years - Wallace Marine Park to Wheatland

Join Willamette Riverkeeper, Oregon State Parks and Recreation and other partners in this paddle trip from Wallace Marine Park to Wheatland in celebration of the 50th Anniversary since Governor Bob Straub first proposed the Willamette River Greenway.  

We'll meet at 9:30am at Wallace Marine Park, launching from the gravel bar by 10:00am.  Use your own boat, or reserve a canoe, a shuttle will be provided at the take-out back to Wallace Marine.  There are no fees to reserve a boat, or participate.  To register, email Kate@willametteriverkeeper.org 

Superfund Public Forum
Aug
31
7:00 pm19:00

Superfund Public Forum

Join us, along with our community partners, for a forum on the EPA's proposed Superfund cleanup plan for Portland Harbor at Unite Oregon (700 N. Killingsworth).

Dr. Peter deFur, an environmental scientist with experience and expertise in the fields of ecological and human health risk assessment, toxicology, and contaminated site clean-up, will review EPA's plan and provide his analysis of it.  

This event is timed before the Sept. 6 deadline for submitting public comments on the EPA's proposal.   

Paddle to Restore Ross Island
Jul
20
5:00 pm17:00

Paddle to Restore Ross Island

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening on your Willamette River exploring the shoreline of Ross Island by canoe with Willamette Riverkeeper in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Audubon Society of Portland.  We’ll paddle to the island, pick up litter from the gravel beaches, and look for signs of wildlife. We will meet in the SW corner of the parking lot at the Portland Boathouse at 1515 SE Water Ave. Bring plenty of water, a warm layer, sun protection, a brown bag dinner, snacks, and close-toed shoes. Register here!

Superfund Happy Hour Tour- Sunset
Jul
19
7:30 pm19:30

Superfund Happy Hour Tour- Sunset

Join Willamette Riverkeeper, the Audubon Society of Portland, and our friends at Occidental Brewing, as we host a Superfund Happy Hour Tour aboard the Portland Spirit's “Explorer” vessel.

Narrated by Travis Williams, Riverkeeper & Executive Director of Willamette Riverkeeper, and Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director of the Audubon Society of Portland, this 1 hour cruise will introduce you to your river’s greatest challenge- rectifying 150 years of industrial activity and the legacy pollutants contaminating your river today. Explore the heart of this polluted reach, learn why the EPAs Draft Cleanup Plan falls short, and what action you can take to help. Buy your ticket today $10, limited seats are available.

REGISTER HERE

 

Superfund Happy Hour Tour- Early Bird
Jul
19
6:15 pm18:15

Superfund Happy Hour Tour- Early Bird

Join Willamette Riverkeeper, the Audubon Society of Portland, and our friends at Occidental Brewing, as we host a Superfund Happy Hour Tour aboard the Portland Spirit's “Explorer” vessel.

Narrated by Travis Williams, Riverkeeper & Executive Director of Willamette Riverkeeper, and Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director of the Audubon Society of Portland, this 1 hour cruise will introduce you to your river’s greatest challenge- rectifying 150 years of industrial activity and the legacy pollutants contaminating your river today. Explore the heart of this polluted reach, learn why the EPAs Draft Cleanup Plan falls short, and what action you can take to help. Buy your ticket today, limited seats are available.

REGISTER HERE

Aquatic Invasive Paddle + Pull
Jul
16
9:30 am09:30

Aquatic Invasive Paddle + Pull

Join Willamette Riverkeeper and Benton SWCD in our effort to protect fish and wildlife habitat while we paddle on the Willamette between Michael’s Landing in Corvallis and Hyak County Park upstream of Albany.  We’ll spend the day learning about the threat aquatic invasive plants pose for water quality and habitat on the Willamette River. Our stewardship project will focus on hand pulling Water Primrose (Ludwigia spp).  Bring your own boat or reserve a space in a Willamette Riverkeeper canoe. For this trip please plan to bring along plenty of water, a warm layer, sun protection, brown bag lunch, and snacks. Register here!

Aquatic Invasive Workshop + Paddle
Jun
28
9:30 am09:30

Aquatic Invasive Workshop + Paddle

Join Willamette Riverkeeper, Benton SWCD, and other members of the Willamette Aquatic Invasive Network for a hands-on workshop on the Willamette River in the Albany Reach. Land managers, scientists, and concerned citizens are working together throughout the Willamette Basin to address the growing issue of aquatic invasives.  Workshop participants will learn to identify and survey for aquatic weeds while paddling between Hyak and Bowman Parks.  The Willamette River supports diverse native plant and wildlife populations and provides clean water to Oregonians. Learn about ways to identify, report, and control aquatic invasive species found on the Willamette River and it’s tributaries.  Bring your own boat or reserve a space in a Willamette Riverkeeper canoe. Water Weed Field Guide provided. Bring plenty of water, a warm layer, sun protection, brown bag lunch, snacks, and close-toed shoes. Register here!

Paddle to Restore Ross Island
Jun
21
5:00 pm17:00

Paddle to Restore Ross Island

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening on your Willamette River exploring the shoreline of Ross Island by canoe with Willamette Riverkeeper in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation and the Audubon Society of Portland.  We’ll paddle to the island, pick up litter from the gravel beaches, and look for signs of wildlife. We will meet in the SW corner of the parking lot at the Portland Boathouse at 1515 SE Water Ave. Bring plenty of water, a warm layer, sun protection, a brown bag dinner, snacks, and close-toed shoes. Register here!

Virtual Tour of the Willamette Water Trail @ REI Portland
Jun
15
6:30 pm18:30

Virtual Tour of the Willamette Water Trail @ REI Portland

Enjoy a virtual paddle trip down the nationally recognized Willamette River Water Trail Kate Ross of Willamette Riverkeeper. Learn about brand new water trail sites and how you can plan your own multi-day paddling adventure. Gain insight on how Willamette water quality has improved, what challenges the river faces today and how you can help. Kate will also share details on the WRK annual event, Paddle Oregon. Register here!