Years of work transform ‘beaten down’ area near Eugene into wildlife sanctuary
Less than 10 miles from downtown Eugene, the Willamette Confluence Preserve offers a sanctuary for Oregon wildlife.
100 years of the Willamette’s Arch Bridge
For years people traversed the Willamette River between Oregon City and West Linn by a ferry and later a suspension bridge. Then came the Arch Bridge, providing a historic connection that still stands today.
New boating restrictions on Portland’s Willamette River reduce complaints, create new problems
Rules limit wake surfing and other water sports to ease congestion, safety risks and property damage in crowded areas.
Yakama, Warm Springs tribes celebrate lamprey harvest
Tribal nations harvested hundreds of slippery eel-like fish called lamprey from the Willamette Falls over the weekend for a tribal fish bake and celebration.
Grand Ronde tribes pull out of Willamette Falls partnership
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde sent a letter Thursday informing the Willamette Falls Legacy Trust that they will no longer participate in partnership discussions around building a riverwalk to restore public access to the falls.
Judge orders immediate actions at Willamette Basin dams to help salmon, steelhead
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must begin taking actions to improve passage for chinook salmon and winter steelhead struggling to survive.
Marine board votes to restrict wake sports on Portland’s Willamette River
The Oregon State Marine Board has approved new restrictions on motorized watersports in a crowded section of the Willamette River in Portland.
Marine board moves to restrict wake sports on Portland’s Willamette River
The Oregon State Marine Board is moving forward with new rules that restrict wake sports on the Willamette River in Portland.
Willamette Riverkeeper Calls For A Ban On Large Wakesurfing Boats
The water sport known as wakesurfing is under fire from environmentalists who say it poses too many risks for people, property, wildlife and habitat on the Willamette River.
Fixing The Willamette's Toxic Algae Problem Could Start At Ross Island
Toxic algal blooms have plagued the lower Willamette in recent years. Most of them started in one place: the lagoon at Ross Island, near downtown Portland.