Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society

Serving Benton and Franklin Counties since 1965

Ridges to Rivers - The Open Space Network of the Mid-Columbia Region

Information: Ridges to Rivers Website


In 2008, the Tapteal Greenway Association, with support from local government and non-profit organizations, received a grant from the National Park Service through their Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program to facilitate regional openspace planning.

The resulting Ridges to Rivers Open Space Network of the Mid-Columbia Region, RROSN, is a partnership of organizations and governmental agencies representing a broad spectrum of entities who advocate coordination of regional open space planning. The goals of the Ridges to Rivers Regional Open Space Plan are to preserve, promote, and increase enjoyment of the unique natural and other open spaces that are important to the region's communities and that draw new families, visitors, and sustainable businesses to this area.