Beautiful Clean Water for Today and Tomorrow

In 2005, Clean Water Services proposed the creation of Tree for All to harness the collective resources and vision of regional keystone partners whose missions aligned around the need for a healthy, resilient watershed.

Ever since, CWS has served as an instigator and facilitator, enlisting dozens more partners in the effort to bring Mother Nature back to the Tualatin River Watershed and Washington County. Thanks to the work of TFA partners, more than 25,000 acres and 140 stream miles have been enhanced.

Founded in 1970, Clean Water Services is dedicated to protecting public health while enhancing the natural environment of the Tualatin River Watershed. Combining science and nature, CWS works in partnership with others to safeguard the river’s health and vitality, ensure the economic success of the region, and protect public health for nearly 600,000 residents and businesses. The elected Washington County Commissioners serve as the CWS Board of Directors.  

In one way or another, Clean Water Services is involved in virtually every Tree for All project.

  • Fernhill: CWS owns this vortex of health and nature activity, home to Paseos Verdes, serene walking paths and a cutting edge Natural Treatment System that creates an ecological bridge between the neighboring wastewater treatment plant and the Tualatin River.

  • Bethany Creek: CWS staff from different disciplines work with each other and public/private partners  to promote ecological resilience in a rapidly developing area.

  • Fanno Creek: CWS promotes recreation and economic development and demonstrates the phased restoration of a major and challenged tributary. This urban project touches multiple neighborhoods and municipalities as well as private businesses.

Even on projects where it’s not a lead partner, Clean Water Services provides Tree for All with expertise in landscape-scale restoration, water monitoring, site planning, public involvement and communication. CWS also contributes technical resources such as databases, plant inventory and distribution, and monitoring technologies, including Geographic Information System (GIS), LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) and UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems), which allow partners to plan, execute, and measure the results of projects in the most accurate and effective ways possible.