Restoration

Restoration work can mean removing invasive vegetation and planting native species, but it can also mean much more. Tualatin Riverkeepers works to identify and prioritize planning and implementing large-scale restoration projects every 3-5 years with our partners that include innovative techniques to restore the land to improve water quality. While our primary restoration goals are assisting with larger and more infrequent watershed restoration, we also occasionally offer individual opportunities for restoration.

River Clean Ups

Tualatin Riverkeepers hosts annual paddling events where we come together to paddle along the Tualatin River and pick up trash where we see it in the river.

Join in on a Clean Up Paddle here.

Small-Scale Volunteering


We occasionally host, facilitate, and promote opportunities for individuals to help in small-scale restoration events like tree-plantings, weed pullings, and trail maintenance projects. These events can be irregular, so keep an eye on our social media or sign up for our newsletter.

Check our events page for any upcoming opportunities.

Restoration Site Projects

In 2014, The Wildlife Conservation Society's Climate Adaptation Fund enabled Tualatin Riverkeepers and several watershed partners to launch an innovative project using cattle to restore prairie around the Tualatin River. Through careful planning, we utilized cattle grazing to restore prairie health along the banks of the Tualatin River.

See how we did it.

Volunteer With Us

We partner with organizations throughout the region to plan and implement restoration projects in the watershed. If you are interested in planting native plants, removing invasive species, hauling old tires, or picking up trash come volunteer with us! We also can assist folks in planning and finding resources for their own restoration projects, just contact us.