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Willamette Falls Legacy Project update

Mon 23 Aug 21

Willamette Falls Legacy Project officials reached a consensus last week to restructure the partnership to include the five Tribes who have been engaged on the efforts to build a public riverwalk. 

“You have all been really great partners and I appreciate that, and the acknowledgement that we need to change and grow is important,” Metro Council President Lynn Peterson said to project partners. “Bringing all nine government agencies together will be truly a step forward, but it will take some time and a little bit more patience.”  

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Willamette Falls Legacy Project

Willamette Falls is the second most powerful waterfall in North America and an important Oregon historical and cultural treasure. For more than 150 years, its awe-inspiring beauty has been closed to the public. Soon, it won’t be.

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Willamette Falls Riverwalk

The first step in the Willamette Falls Legacy Project is already taking shape: a new riverwalk that connects historic downtown Oregon City to Willamette Falls along the Willamette River. In creating the riverwalk, the project partners are transforming this abandoned site into a world-class public space.

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