Our beloved McKenzie River provides drinking water to more than 200,000 people and is a recreational centerpiece for our region. Its crystalline waters are considered the last stronghold for wild salmon in the Willamette River system. Both people and fish depend on its purity.
It is up to us to protect this remarkable river.

 
 

You can help!

Click to see a map of Finn Rock Reach.
Click to see a map of Finn Rock Reach.

McKenzie River Trust recently seized an opportunity to conserve two miles of riverfront we call Finn Rock Reach. The McKenzie Homewaters Campaign seeks to raise $6 million to repay the bridge loan used to acquire this spectacular property, restore and care for the land, and create a reserve to purchase other conservation properties as they become available. We are counting on people like you to help us today.

Thank you to our generous donors!

 

EWEB Challenge

The McKenzie River provides some of the cleanest, best tasting drinking water in the nation. That’s why the Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB) stepped up in a big way for The McKenzie Homewaters Campaign. Every dollar you give toward the restoration of Finn Rock Reach by December 31, 2017 will be matched dollar for dollar by EWEB, up to $500,000. As of April, $170,000 has been raised toward the EWEB Challenge, with $330,000 remaining to match.

Campaign Leadership

Campaign Co-Chairs Dave Funk and Hugh Prichard with MRT Executive Director, Joe Moll. Photo by Jon C. Meyers.
Campaign Co-Chairs Dave Funk and Hugh Prichard with MRT Executive Director, Joe Moll.

Barry Lopez, Honorary Chair
Dave Funk, Co-Chair
Hugh Prichard, Co-Chair

Patti Barkin
Tom Barkin
Christian Beck
Barry Brown
Cale Bruckner
Linda Carnine
Marji DeBuse
Brad Giddens
Bev Hollander
Joanne Hugi
Jason Johnson
Ben Miller
Jim Regali
Nikos Ridge
Jodi Sommers
Sharon Ungerleider

Case Statement

 
 
Photo credits: Rafters: Chris Brooks. Forest: Tim Giraudier / Beautiful Oregon. Drinking water: Mikkel Bigandt. Barry Lopez: David Littschwager. Homepage: Mike Bragg.
Video credits: Created by Attic Media, Inc.. Footage by Attic Media, Freshwaters Illustrated, Mike Bragg.