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By Kelly House -
February 10, 2018

It takes transformative leadership to be a true hero of the river restoration field. As a business owner who makes his living restoring native Willamette Basin habitats, Rosario Franco is quite literally transforming this important watershed, tree-by-tree and acre-by-acre. The Willamette River Initiative is proud to have presented Rosario with the River Hero award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the effort for a healthier Willamette

By Kelly House -
December 12, 2017

The Willamette River Initiative is in the midst of a transformation. Our grantees and partners have accomplished much, but our collective quest for a healthy river isn’t complete. So, together with our partners, we’re planning how best to support the next phase of the Willamette restoration and protection movement.