The Difference It Makes

Located between Portland and the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range, the Tualatin River Watershed is home to national and international headquarters (including Intel and Nike) in addition to some of the most productive agricultural land in America. Tree for All projects touch more than 30,000 acres within the basin; project sites range in size from smaller than a baseball diamond to larger than three of our smallest cities combined.

Time and time again we have found that if we help to restore native vegetation, Mother Nature is capable of doing the rest. When Mother Nature is given the opportunity to succeed, wildlife and human communities thrive together.
— Bruce Roll, Clean Water Services

Since 2005, Tree for All partners have:

  • Restored more than 140 miles of river and stream habitat, as of January 2018.

  • Saved the public more than $100 million by deploying lower-cost, multi-function green infrastructure rather than installing and operating chillers.

  • Planted more than eight million native plants— and are expected to surpass 10 million in 2019.

  • Mobilized volunteers to complete more than 21,400 shifts, valued at more than $1.5 million.

  • Learned and applied groundbreaking lessons about stewardship, allowing projects to thrive and connect with each other.

This amount of planting, well-stewarded, is enough to:

  • Offset more than 10,000 car trips around the equator.

  • Provide habitat for at least 180,000 cutthroat trout.

  • Improve air quality for more than 140,000 residents—a number that continues to rise as long as the plants are growing.

  • Exert a cooling influence greater than 23 million trays of ice.

We all want healthy places to live. We all want access to healthy food. We want water quality and good recreation opportunities for ourselves and our children and our neighbors. That’s something we all agree on, and we move our missions forward based on that understanding and that passion.
— Aaron Shaw, Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District