The Freshwater Trust@freshwatertrust

A group of problem solvers designing and implementing data-driven solutions that protect and restore freshwater.

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Working with the gravelometer today. No that's not a made up name. It’s essentially a piece of plastic or metal with different sized squares cut into it. Pick up a piece of gravel and slide it through one of the squares for quick identification of size. Why does that matter? Different fish spawn in different sized gravel. Essentially, it helps us assess the quality of the native fish habitat at our project sites. .
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#freshwater #rivers #riversmatter #cinemagraph #movingpicture #restoration #riverrestoration #fixrivers #oregon #pnw #northwest #leftcoast #traveloregon #exploregon #upperleftusa #science


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Hello from the Rogue! As you’re gearing up for a busy summer season, we will be right there with you. We’ll be putting important, necessary work in motion for this iconic Oregon river this season, including: .
• Implementing five new restoration projects before Fall; .
• Building 61 new large wood structures for native fish habitat; and .
• Planting more than 26,000 native trees and shrubs.
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Contributions from committed friends like you take our work to the next level. Last year, we discovered our efforts had increased fish counts in Neil Creek, a tributary of the Rogue, by 16,000%!
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Let’s keep this momentum going! Please consider donating a $50 gift by Thursday, June 21, the first official day of summer, and be a part of restoring the Rogue!
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Design credit: @burger_island
#watermatters #riversmatter #freshwater #rivers #rogueriver #oregon #pnw #outdoors #bethechange #nature #protect #environment #getoutside #optoutside #whatyoudomatters #conservation #restoration #science


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Summer often means fun in the sun and cooling off in refreshing rivers and streams. Unfortunately, fish don’t reap these same benefits. For them, summer results in low stream flows and high water temperatures. But there’s hope! .
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We are happy to announce that we have received funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to build the infrastructure for an alert program to protect salmon, steelhead and trout from lethal water temperatures in the Middle Fork John Day River. .
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TFT is collecting data and developing a predictive model for an alert system that will notify local irrigators when water temperatures are predicted to be high enough to kill cold-water fish species in the basin.
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Read the latest on our website!
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PC: @louielothrop
#riversmatter #watermatters #freshwater #johnday #river #water #freshwater #fish #oregon #oregonexplored #pnw #pnwonderland #getoutside #optoutside #naturegram #nature #protect #conservation #restoration #science


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Studying the intricate meander of the river with your best friend by your side.
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And I think to myself
What a wonderful world 🎶 .
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PC: @brooke_weeber
#riversmatter #watermatters #rivers #freshwater #oregonexplored #oregon #deschutesriver #dogsofinstagram #hike #nature #naturegram #naturelovers #getoutside #optoutside #conservation #restoration #science


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Bigfoot? Nah. Just a scientist on the way to a project site. .
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#cinemagraph #movingphoto #freshwater #rivers #riversmatter #conservation #restoration #riverrestoration #oregon #exploregon #traveloregon


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Doing our part to brighten up your Tuesday. ✨
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This is why we protect and restore rivers. This is why we care. It’s up to each of us to ensure that their future holds the opportunity for memories such as this. .
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PC: thanks for sharing the joy, @janaeforney
#watermatters #riversmatter #rivers #futuregeneration #fishing #flyfishing #fish #joy #getoutside #freshwater #optoutside #nature #conservation #restoration #science


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Rise & shine! We’re well into the month of June (how is that possible?!) and that means it’s time for another Photo of the Month contest with our friends at @prophotosupply! Submit your freshwater photos via our website and take a shot at winning some rad prizes! .
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PC: Rob Roy
#photography #photocontest #watermatters #riversmatter #rivers #freshwater #sunrise #columbiarivergorge #oregon #oregonexplored #pnw #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #getoutside #optoutside #conservation #restoration #science


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Whether you’re playing follow-the-leader or blazing your own path this weekend, we hope you’re enjoying #getoutdoors day! Happy trails, friends!
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#getoutdoorsday #getoutdoorsor #watermatters #riversmatter #trailblazer #oregon #oregonexplored #pnw #pnwonderland #naturegram #nature #getoutside #optoutside #weekend #leavenotrace #conservation #restoration #science


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The John Day River has some mighty good fishing if you can avoid getting distracted by those moody canyon walls, which is an accomplishment in itself.
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These waters are an important life source for diverse wildlife and agriculture, and they are well worth protecting. That’s why we are working with landowners to safeguard an estimated 17,000 gallons of water per minute in the John Day this year. Learn more about how we fix rivers on our website!
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PC: @becdebois
#watermatters #riversmatter #johnday #river #water #freshwater #flyfishing #fishing #sunset #oregon #oregonexplored #pnw #pnwonderland #getoutside #optoutside #naturegram #nature #protect #conservation #restoration #science


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Finding gems in the archives. Here’s a #throwback to fishing along Oregon’s Metolius River. .
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PC: Gerald W. Williams Collection
#throwbackthursday #archives #history #watermatters #riversmatter #freshwater #rivers #water #oregon #explore #oregonexplored #getoutside #optoutside #nature #naturegram #conservation


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An image that speaks a thousand words. @river_snorkeling shares a deep connection with freshwater ecosystems - submerged in the delicate details below the surface, offering insight into the true magnificence of the entire system. Thank you for the inspiration!
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PC: Russ Ricketts of @river_snorkeling
#riversmatter #watermatters #river #freshwater #water #waterfall #snorkeling #riversnorkeling #underwater #getoutside #optoutside #nature #naturegram #conservation #restoration #science


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