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WWT now hiring: Project Manager!

WWT seeks a team-oriented, motivated, and resilient Project Manager with a passion for rivers and streams. The Project Manager will partner with landowners, tribes, conservation districts, land trusts, as well as local, state, and federal agencies to implement and fund innovative projects with lasting benefits to endangered fish, streams, and local economies primarily in Western Washington.

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What We Do

Our mission is to protect and restore healthy rivers and streams across Washington so that fish, farms and communities can thrive for generations. We craft smart, collaborative solutions to our freshwater challenges that will withstand the test of time in our rapidly changing world.

Our Focus Areas

We focus our work in the following four areas:

  • Helping Rivers Flow
  • Reconnecting Water in the Landscape
  • Planning for Future Water Use
  • Developing Alternative Water Sources

Our Approach

We engage all water users for collective buy in

Our team crafts smart, evidence-based solutions

We create lasting change for a rapidly changing world

Washington's Freshwater

Is There Enough?

Commonly thought of as a water-rich state, Washington's freshwater resources are at risk from past mismanagement, climate change, and increasing demand. The good news is we are doing something about it.

Thank you to our supporters!

Our Impact

Since 1998, we have worked across the state from the San Juan Islands to the Palouse restoring water to thousands of river miles in more than 50 rivers and streams.

See Our Impact

Teanaway: A Stream Flows Again

The Teanaway River, a critical tributary in the Yakima basin for salmon, steelhead and trout, struggled for many years, often running dry. Watch our short film Teanaway: A Stream Flows Again to see how people are coming together to help the river make a comeback.

Support Our Work

You can help Washington's beautiful rivers flow full and cool tomorrow and into the future.

News + Events

WWT Now Hiring: Project Manager!

We are seeking a collaborative Project Manager who is enthusiastic about working in rural communities. This team member will partner with landowners, tribes, conservation districts, land trusts, and govt. agencies to implement projects with lasting benefits to fish, streams, and communities. Learn more and apply today!

Icicle Creek project breaks ground

WWT signed agreements in March to kick off a project that will permanently restore more than 1.3 billion gallons of water annually to Icicle Creek. Our partners have hit the ground running since then! Catch up on Icicle Creek restoration efforts and infrastructure improvements today.

WWT 2023 Annual Report now available

WWT has focused on fixing Washington’s water challenges for more than 25 years. Our collaborative approach has resulted in 5.7 billion gallons of restored water flowing annually in rivers and streams across 17 watersheds. Learn the latest on our work in our 2023 Annual Report!

Big news for Icicle Creek

Our Icicle Creek project reached a major milestone after more than a decade of work, collaboration, and negotiation. Upon its completion, this project will restore more than 1.3 billion gallons of water annually forever to the lower part of Icicle Creek!

Low snow, low flows

In January, we welcomed the return of snow to the mountains. Since those storms, however, snow has not accumulated as we had hoped. While there is still time for the snowpack to build up, our team is preparing for what could be a dangerously dry summer.

Exploring recycled water in the Sammamish Valley

Climate change is putting our snowpack at risk. We need to restore and protect as much water instream as we can now. A key piece to ensuring healthy flows and climate resilience is using more sustainable water sources like recycled water. Learn how WWT is testing recycled water for farm irrigation in the Sammamish Valley.