Outdoor Education Roundup: Bringing Students to the Gorge
Eighth-graders from Portland's St. Andrew Nativity School stop at Vista House with Kevin Price from Oregon State Parks, May 2017. (photographer: Nick Wiltgen)

Outdoor Education Roundup: Bringing Students to the Gorge

Thursday, June 22, 2017

An update on how we educate the Gorge protectors of tomorrow.

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160-Acre Purchase = 900-Acre Restoration!
Walking along the Columbia River at the Steigerwald Shores property, with Crown Point and Vista House in the distance. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

160-Acre Purchase = 900-Acre Restoration!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Behind the scenes at Steigerwald Shores, the crown jewel of Friends' land campaign.

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Shuttle, Trail Volunteers Ease Dog Mountain Congestion and Stress
Trail Talk Ambassador Sharon Ross gives information to a hiker at the Dog Mountain trailhead, June 2017. (photographer: Mitch Hammontree)

Shuttle, Trail Volunteers Ease Dog Mountain Congestion and Stress

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Friends of the Columbia Gorge partners with U.S. Forest Service to create better hiking experience.

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Gorge Commissioners Uphold Wasco County Commission’s Denial of Rail Expansion Project
The community of Mosier, OR, seen from Mosier Plateau. (photographer: Paloma Ayala)

Gorge Commissioners Uphold Wasco County Commission’s Denial of Rail Expansion Project

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tribes, conservation groups applaud Columbia River Gorge Commission decision on proposed Union Pacific Mosier rail expansion

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Hundreds Gather in Mosier to Remember Derailment
After the derailment anniversary rally, attendees proceed to the Columbia River for a ceremony, June 3, 2017. (photographer: Kyle Ramey for Stand Up to Oil)

Hundreds Gather in Mosier to Remember Derailment

Saturday, June 3, 2017

One year after an oil train derailment in the town, hundreds gathered in Mosier to remember the fiery wreck and speak out against proposed fossil fuel terminal developments.

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Friends, Coalition Partners Deliver 1.3 Million Comments Against Coal and Oil Transport
Rally on the Washington Capitol steps in Olympia before the petition deliveries. (photographer: Ryan Rittenhouse)

Friends, Coalition Partners Deliver 1.3 Million Comments Against Coal and Oil Transport

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Find out what's next and how you can help.

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Washington Regulators: Coal Terminal Would Cause
A coal train thunders through the eastern Columbia Gorge. (photo: Friends' archive

Washington Regulators: Coal Terminal Would Cause "Signficant, Long-Lasting Harm"

Thursday, May 4, 2017

State agency and county release final review for largest proposed coal export terminal in North America.

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Finding Wonder at Steigerwald
On the trail at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge, December 2016. (photos courtesy of Debbie Asakawa)

Finding Wonder at Steigerwald

Monday, May 1, 2017

Preserve the Wonder Campaign Co-Chair Debbie Asakawa writes of a magical winter day at Steigerwald National Wildlife Refuge.

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Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Sixth Annual Hike Challenge
Standing in wonder at Latourell Falls. (photographer: Micheal Drewry)

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Sixth Annual Hike Challenge

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This spring’s Preserve the Wonder hike challenge highlights the many wonders of the Gorge.

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Safety Defects on Oil Train Routes Underscores Need for Passing Oregon Rail Legislation
June 2016 file photo provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation showing south train rail tie plates and lag bolts at the site of a fiery June 3, 2016 train derailment in Mosier, OR.

Safety Defects on Oil Train Routes Underscores Need for Passing Oregon Rail Legislation

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Union Pacific received the most violation recommendations.

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