Featured River Story
Despite a growing awareness of the benefits of time spent in nature, national surveys of outdoor recreation participants indicate the community skews older, whiter and wealthier.
Through his nonprofit, Soul River Inc., Portland veteran Chad Brown is determined to change those statistics. Learn how Brown used a fishing trip on the Middle Fork Willamette River to share the healing power of rivers with veterans and underserved youth.
The Willamette River Initiative is currently accepting applications for three separate funding opportunities. If you have a project that fits our criteria, we hope you’ll apply.
Meyer’s Willamette River Initiative (WRI) is rooted in a belief that a healthy watershed is crucial to all Oregonians. In pursuit of this goal, WRI is partnering in Meyer’s 2017 annual funding opportunity to fund projects that advance diversity, equity and inclusion within efforts to restore and protect the health of the Willamette River and its tributaries.