Friends of Tualatin Hills Nature Park
The Natural Resources Department works closely with many community groups while restoring natural area parks and providing educational opportunities for the public, including:
Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park
The Friends of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park work with the Natural Resources Department to engender a love of the Tualatin Hills Nature Park, as well as participation in its care and protection. The Friends engage the local community in support of park activities, with a focus on increasing awareness of the environment, organizing fundraising opportunities and promoting volunteerism.
There is no cost to join, but Friends are encouraged to participate in park activities through advocacy, donations and volunteering for events.
Join the Friends - email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Nature Park Interpretive Center to fill out a Friends application.
Fans of Fanno Creek
The Fans of Fannow Creek are a non-profit dedicated to the protection, restoration and enhancement of Fanno Creek and its tributaries.They encourage citizen involvement through advocacy and involvement in watershed restoration projects.
Fanno Creek originiates in the West Hills of SW Portland and winds through southern Beaverton and Tigard, eventually dumping into the Tualatin River in rural Washington County. Fanno Creek is one of the few urban streams in the area that supports populations of wild cutthroat and steelhead trout.
For more information, contact Brad Baugher, 503/244-7025.
Friends of Beaverton Creek
The Friends of Beaverton Creek was formed in July, 1995 as a result of an article published in the Backyard Bird Shop's newsletter. Their focus is to restore and maintain the health of the Beaverton Creek watershed.
Beaverton Creek is one of the major tributaries to Rock Creek which drains to the Tualatin River. It flows almost 9 miles from its headwaters in the Raleigh Hills area through downtown Beaverton to its confluence with Rock Creek in Hillsboro. Its watershed encompasses a little over 23,000 acres and includes 6 other major tributary streams (Rock, Bronson, Willow, Cedar Mill, Golf, Hall & Beaverton's Johnson Creek).
The Friends of Beaverton Creek are actively involved in restoration efforts within the Beaverton Creek watershed. They are also a great source of information about the watershed.
For more information, contact Millie Scott, 503/643-9971.
SOLVE is a non-profit organization that brings togetherindividuals, local businesses, communities and conservation groups to improve the environment and build a legacy of stewardship. They work with public and private land managers alike, providing small grants for projects when needed.
Check out the many programs they offer at www.solv.org.
Tualatin River Watershed Council
The Tualatin River Watershed Council is a watershed-stewardship organization that promotes and encourages sustainability and watershed-wise practices throughout the Tualatin River Basin by connecting volunteers, friends groups and landowners with resources to restore and protect the land. They also provide watershed stewardship education and share information on watershed conditions with interested parties.
The Tualatin River Watershed Council is a locally organized, voluntary group. For more information, contact April Olbrich, 503/846-4810.