Congratulations to the Willamette Partnership, a NBI Innovation Partner, which teamed up with the Freshwater Trust to receive a $1.5 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the US Department of Agriculture. This grant will help them replicate amazing projects like the one (featured in this video) that swapped out a giant chiller at a wastewater treatment plant for 50 miles of habitat restoration along Oregon’s Tualatin River, saving tens of millions of dollars and dramatically increasing biocarbon storage. The Oregonian’s Eric Mortensen outlines how they’ll use the USDA grant and tells the story of similarly wonderful project at Medford’s wastewater treatment plant that will restore 30 miles of habitat along the Rogue River.
Plan to restore 30 miles of habitat along the Rogue River
August 31, 2012