The Eagle Creek fire has closed most trails from Wyeth to Troutdale.

VIDEO: KATU News Features Preserve the Wonder Campaign

VIDEO: KATU News Features Preserve the Wonder Campaign
Walking along the Columbia River at Steigerwald Shores. (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)

Monday, July 24, 2017

Group plans to purchase 420 acres in the Gorge for conservation
by Keaton Thomas, KATU News

WASHOUGAL, Wash. — One group is raising millions of dollars to buy up hundreds of acres in the Columbia River Gorge to set aside for conservation efforts.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge recently announced its Preserve the Wonder campaign. It plans to purchase seven properties totaling 420 acres of land between Washougal and The Dalles -- all of it on the Washington side -- to preserve views, protect wildlife, and provide more space for recreation....



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