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Proposed rules aim to prevent deadly fires on rail lines
July 24, Associated Press - Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing ...
Hiking the Gorge With Kids
July issue of MetroParent magazine - Friends staff member and parent Stan Hall writes about taking his young son hiking in the Gorge and recommends five Gorge hikes for kids.
PRESS RELEASE: Gorge Commission passes resolution against coal and oil trains
July 18 - The Columbia River Gorge Commission has passed a resolution against the transport of coal and explosive oil through the Columbia River Gorge in Washington and Oregon.
The Dirt on Tesoro
July 10, Sightline Institute - Oil company Tesoro, which is pushing for a massive new oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver, has a track record of flouting environmental and safety laws.
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Table for Friends at Portland Farmers Market
Sunday, Aug. 10 - Join Friends at the King Portland Farmers Market as we hand out hiking information, talk about current issues facing the Gorge, and promote our new Gorge Towns to Trails project.
Gorge Trivia Night
Tuesday, August 12: Test your knowledge of the Columbia Gorge in our first-ever Gorge Trivia Night! There will be thirty questions for your team of up to six people to answer.
Table for Friends: Conservation Alliance at the Portland Backyard Collective
Thursday, Aug. 21 - Join Friends and the Conservation Alliance at the Portland Backyard Collective to give back to the outdoors. We'll hand out hiking information, talk about current issues facing ...
Table for Friends at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways
Sunday, Aug. 24 - Share a taste of the Gorge's hiking trails and cycling routes with hundreds of bike-loving Portlanders at the SE Portland Sunday Parkways. Join Friends as we hand out hiking ...