Chicken Creek Restoration Tour

Willamette Water Supply Program (WWSP) and Hillsboro staff recently toured the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge (TRNWR) to see the incredible changes happening at Chicken Creek. Representatives of Clean Water Services, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Friends of the TRNWR were also in attendance. The approximately 280 acres of the TRNWR are located along the Tualatin River bordering Sherwood, Tualatin, and King City.

In the early 20th century, Chicken Creek had been redirected to a narrow, straight ditch to accommodate local agriculture. The channel change caused erosion and reduced...

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