The West Willamette Restoration Partnership (WWRP) is a coalition of engaged volunteers, community groups, landowners and organizations working to conserve and enhance the forests and natural areas of SW Portland. Our Partnership supports habitat enhancement and stewardship efforts in southwest Portland’s Willamette River subwatersheds to provide a key link in the wildlife corridor connecting Forest Park and Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
Our network of Partners form one united group. We initiate projects as a Partnership and get behind each others' projects to lend support. Within the Partnership, there are different levels of involvement, with all levels being essential for the Partnership to function efficiently and effectively. See our network of Partners below.
Any organization or individual can join the partner network with a commitment and investment to the mission and values of the WWRP.
The Core WWRP Partners regularly attend Quarterly Partnership meetings and provide funding and administration of the Partnership to maintain organizational capacity and enable coordination of on-the-ground restoration work, outreach efforts, data/research management, and fundraising in the corridor across public and private land.
City of Portland
Bureau of Environmental Services
Soil & Water
City of Portland
Portland Parks & Recreation
Columbia Land Trust
Friends of Marquam Nature Park
Westside Watershed Resource Center
Friends of Terwilliger
Oregon Health & Science University
Backyard Habitat Certification Program
Friends of River View Natural Area
WWRP’s educational Partners include Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland Community College, and Lewis & Clark. These educational partners manage on-going research projects in the corridor, provide mentorship to students working on WWRP projects, and provide regular classroom opportunities to learn in the corridor.
Portland State University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
Portland Community College
Lewis & Clark College
Regional Partners include peer networks and neighbors to the WWRP corridor. These partners support WWRP by providing guidance in restoration strategies or outreach opportunities.
Forest Park Conservancy
Tryon Creek Watershed Council
Community Engagement Liaisons
Friends of Tryon Creek
Wisdom of the Elders Workforce Development Crew
Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership
Friends of Gabriel Park
Project teams consists of collaborative teams of individuals and organizations that manage projects in the WWRP corridor. Participants vary by the needs and priorities of the projects.
Do you think your organization might be a good fit for the partnership?
Follow the link below to a short application describing how your organization would like to be involved with WWRP work
Have questions for the partnership? Fill out the form and we will get back to you shortly!