The Freshwater Trust is all about freshwater.
The Freshwater Trust actively works to restore and protect entire freshwater ecosystems. Our goal is simple: return health to every river and stream in the state. The Environmental Protection Agency says that 30,000 miles of Oregon’s rivers and streams fail to fully support aquatic life. That’s more than 25 percent. And another 44 percent of our rivers and streams are threatened.
The good news is that The Freshwater Trust has a history of doing science-based restoration projects that improve the health of our freshwater ecosystems. What does that mean? It means we do on-the-ground restoration projects on rivers and streams in Oregon. A restoration project usually means returning a river to its natural state – adding large logs to create spawning pools for native fish or planting trees along the riverbeds to create shade and reduce the water’s temperature. We also work with willing landowners to keep more water in our rivers and streams.
With 29 years of experience in conservation, The Freshwater Trust has developed an integrated and effective approach to freshwater restoration – because healthy rivers and streams mean healthy living for us all.