Report: Willamette is safe for swimming, unless you're a fish

The Meyer Memorial Trust released a Willamette River Report Card. Here is the report in The Oregonian.

Travis Williams, executive director and riverkeeper of Willamette riverkeeper, a group dedicated to protecting the Willamette, said the report is encouraging, but perhaps overly optimistic.

"To some degree it could create a false impression that things are on the uptick," Williams said. "In reality we have a long way to go in the kind of ecosystem improvements that will make it healthy."