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McKenzie River Trust

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The McKenzie River Trust was founded in 1989 and incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, public benefit organization in 1990. Since then we have grown to be a regional land trust, conserving and protecting more than 5,000 acres of land in western Oregon.

In the late 1980s, local land-owner Tom Bowerman and environmental leader Bob Doppelt brought together a group of concerned citizens interested in protecting the McKenzie River from development and preserving the river’s exceptional water quality for future generations. From a small, rent-free, shared office in the attic above the Down to Earth store in Eugene’s Farmers Union Building, still holding on to the odor of grain processed there years before, the Board of Directors came together to sign the McKenzie River Trust’s Articles of Incorporation.


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(541) 345-2799

120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd. Suite 270, Eugene, Oregon