Featured River Story
Abraham Franco has been restoring floodplain forests for so long, he frequently finds himself walking under the shade of forests he planted as twigs.
A veteran worker in Oregon's reforestation industry, Franco has planted millions of trees in our woods and wetlands. Learn how his career took him from Cascade timberlands to the Willamette Valley, where he turns barren streamsides into lush habitats.
The Willamette River Initiative this fall awarded 24 grants totaling $1.3 million to support a wide range of efforts to improve the health of the Willamette River system and the communities it touches.
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.