Stretching 83 miles along from the Coast Range to the Willamette, the Tualatin River is an active site for canoeing and kayaking. But for a 20-mile stretch of the river, there are no convenient places to enter the water. A project advisory committee made up of agency, community and natural resource organizations, property owners and citizens, were tasked with selecting a site to add an access point.
The committee worked with other agencies and the community at large to address concerns, evaluate sites and build consensus for a preferred location. After considering three options, the selected site was Metro’s River Road natural area near Farmington.