Follow the Water is the work of the Clean Rivers Coalition, a voluntary collaborative partnership of over 60 water organizations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We work together to bring you insights about WATER—the science, the stories, and the positive actions we can take—from diverse voices in our communities.
How can we live in a way that is more in tune with the land so that it can continue to provide for us?
In this video we explore
"It's one of my favorite things now to live in a city with such a strong path along the river" - Mareshah Jackson
How Can We Reconnect?
Chapter Three: Reconnection
Begin the journey to reconnect. We all take an active role with our water. Sometimes it can be beneficial, sometimes it can be detrimental but we all have an impact. In this video local members of our community share personal stories on the simple ways they were able to reconnect with our water in positive ways.
Did you know?
Understanding Local Place Names
Willamette, pronounced “will-AM-it,” is derived from the Kalapuyan word wallamt, which means “still water,” describing a place on the river near Oregon City. The Kalapuya were one of many tribes who lived year round or seasonally in the Willamette Valley before being removed during the reservation era. Descendants from Kalapuya and all these tribes, including Molalla, Clackamas and Chinook peoples, still maintain cultural, spritual, or harvesting ties to the area.
Willamette River, Willamette Water Trail, Willamette National Forest, Willamette Valley
For more on place names, visit - TravelOregon.com