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The Freshwater Trust


The Freshwater Trust is an action-oriented not-for-profit that restores rivers and streams throughout Oregon. They use cooperative, market-based solutions that benefit rivers, working lands and local communities – from working with landowners to keep more water in streams to streamlining restoring processes to achieve greater pace and scale to improving aquatic habitat using a localized approach. With 29 years of experience in conservation, The Freshwater Trust has developed an integrated and effective approach to river restoration across the Northwest.


Silver certification

  • Incentives provided to staff using public transportation.
  • Secure bicycle storage and changing rooms provided. Employees also compete in the annual BTA Bike Commute Challenge.
  • Bottled water has been removed and replaced with filtered tap water.
  • Low water flow kitchen and bathroom fixtures have been installed.
  • Durable dishware is used to the maximum extent possible.
  • A Green Team regularly works to improve sustainability throughout the organization and to communicate sustainable practices to the staff.
  • Automated, energy efficient lighting installed throughout the office.
  • Employees use laptops that are over 50% more energy efficient than desktops.
  • A Sustainability Policy guides the decision-making process for purchases and other actions.
  • All electronic equipment, toners, and batteries are recycled.
  • Teleconference and video conference meetings are used when possible to reduce the amount of travel. Meetings often use electronic solutions to minimize the need for printouts.
  • Implemented a thorough invasive species policy that employees and contractors must follow in order to prevent the spread of noxious plant species on restoration sites.

man and women collecting data
Woman monitors river using ipad


65 SW Yamhill St Ste 200, Portland, OR 97204