Portland, February 28th, 2014. The Freshwater Trust, an Oregon-based water conservation non-profit, held the organization’s 31st annual gala and auction. George Gadbury, Lynne Gadbury, Maurice Fykes III and Edvige Fykes enjoyed the celebration.
With a mission to restore freshwater ecosystems, The Freshwater Trust fixes river throughout the state. The nonprofit uses new tools to restore rivers and improve wild fish habitat. The gala highlighted its innovations in science and technology in the restoration field. From the use of an iPad app to streamlined data collection to creating “Basin-Scout “to determine the best sites for restoring stream-side vegetation, The Freshwater Trust understands that new conservation solutions are needed to fix every river.
From the Freshwater Trust:
- Our river systems are the backbone of agriculture, industry and recreation. Yet millions of river miles across the United States fail to fully support aquatic life. Over the last 50 years, human impacts have altered stream habitat, resulting in poor water quality and damaged ecosystems – creating a significant need to restore them.
Current conservation solutions are not addressing fundamental issues of water quality, climate change and species survival in time to fix these issues. This is why The Freshwater Trust is pioneering the next generation of conservation – new tools, methods, technologies and partnerships.