Nesika Wilamut means "Our Willamette" in Chinuk Wawa. It reflects our identity as an evolving, community-driven network that weaves together people and communities who care about human and ecological well-being in the Willamette River Basin.
New name, new logo! We are Nesika Wilamut.
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Why a network?

A healthy Willamette River system is crucial to the Oregon way of life. But our river needs coordinated stewardship and investment to continue providing for Oregonians into the future.

With an activated community and collaborative vision for a healthy Willamette River system, we can tackle the problems of the present while rising to meet new challenges.

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What's In a Name?

Read more about our new name, including how to pronounce it and the history of Chinuk Wawa, the language from which it's derived.

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Get to Know Us

Our staff and board are committed to furthering river health, sustainability, Tribal sovereignty, environmental justice and youth leadership development.

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Looking Back & Looking Ahead

It's been a year of taking root. We want to share where we’ve been, and invite you to engage and help shape what comes next.

River stories

What does it take to restore a river? Learn more about the people behind this work, the landscapes they've touched and the passion they bring to this river movement.