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PRESS RELEASE: Friends scores major victory at Washington Supreme Court
June 11 - In a victory for Friends and Save Our Scenic Area, the Washington Supreme Court held that Skamania County is in violation of the Growth Management Act.
PRESS RELEASE: Friends, allies appeal federal oil train rules
May 14 - A coalition of conservation organizations and citizen groups are challenging new federal safety standards for oil trains.
PRESS RELEASE: Latest accident reinforces danger of oil trains, inadequacy of new federal rules
May 6 - At 7:15 a.m. CST this morning, a derailment and explosion of a BNSF crude oil train caused the evacuation of the nearby town of Heimdal, North Dakota.
PRESS RELEASE: New oil train rules fail to protect communities or the Columbia River Gorge
May 1 - On Friday, the U.S. DOT released new oil train rules that fail to protect our communities and special places like the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
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Norman Yeon Legacy Circle Gathering
Sunday, Aug. 9 - If you have included Friends in your estate plans, please join us for a special legacy gathering on the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.
Picnic in Paradise 2015
Sunday, July 19 - Join us at our annual potluck and concert, held this year at a beautiful oak grove just north of Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge near Washougal, WA.
Stewardship at Mosier Plateau
Thursday, July 9 - Join us in teasel removal at Mosier Plateau. We'll be cutting the flwoers heads off of teasel to ensure seeds don't form and further the spread of this invasive plant. Come get ...
Table for Friends at Northeast Portland Sunday Parkways
Sunday, July 26 - Share a taste of the Gorge's hiking trails and cycling routes with hundreds of bike-loving Portlanders at Portland Sunday Parkways in Northeast Portland. Join Friends as we talk ...