The Willamette-Laja Twinning Partnership is an international partnership between organizations in the Willamette Basin and those in the basin of the Rio Laja in Mexico. The partnership focuses on environmental restoration, youth education, and cross-cultural exchange. It began in 2015 and has since broadened into several programs, including the Peer Mentor program and K-12 teacher exchanges.

For more information about the Twinning Partnership, visit the Willamette-Laja Partnership website, the Institute for Applied Ecology’s blog posts, or read two news articles covering the twin watershed programs: Twin watersheds & Finding common ground.

Students at a partner school in Guanajuato, Mexico.