Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom
View from Bridge of the Gods, spanning from Cascade Locks, OR to North Bonneville, WA. (photographer: Derek Markee)

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Monthly Enews - Keep updated on Friends' work, news stories, and upcoming events and volunteer activities.

Keeping the Columbia Gorge wild and wondrous is the core of what we do. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge for generations to come. For almost 40 years we have worked to protect the Columbia Gorge from irresponsible development, preserve vital lands, promote responsible stewardship, strengthen public support for conservation initiatives, and expose local youth to the Gorge's wonders. Learn more: gorgefriends.org/about

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For media questions, speaking requests, or public education partnership inquiries please contact: Burt Edwards, communications director | 971.634.0595 (office) | 703.861.8237 (cell) | burt@gorgefriends.org (email) 

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News & Updates

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Nature + Nurture Photo Contest

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Announces Nature + Nurture Photo Contest

November 12, 2019
Latest News

Friends' fifth annual photo contest celebrates the connection between nature and the cultures and communities that make the Gorge a vibrant place to visit and live.

PPFG: Watchdogs Contest Proposed Oregon Fracked Gas Power Plant

PPFG: Watchdogs Contest Proposed Oregon Fracked Gas Power Plant

November 1, 2019
In the Press

A coalition of groups have requested a hearing to challenge Perennial Wind Chaser’s proposed 415-megawatt fracked gas-fired power plant, near Hermiston, OR.

The Columbian: Unpermitted Activity Alleged at Washougal Pit

The Columbian: Unpermitted Activity Alleged at Washougal Pit

October 8, 2019
In the Press

Gravel mine focus of environmental group, residents.

EZVid: 5 Vigilant Groups Defending Wildlife And Natural Resources In Oregon (VIDEOS)

EZVid: 5 Vigilant Groups Defending Wildlife And Natural Resources In Oregon (VIDEOS)

October 7, 2019
In the Press, Multimedia

Friends named one of five important environmental organizations in Oregon.

Features

Endangered Turtles Brought to Their Gorge Haven

Endangered Turtles Brought to Their Gorge Haven

- By Stan Hall
Latest News

How a collaborative effort led to a renewed chance for western pond turtle to make a comeback in Washington.

Maryhill Museum and Friends: A Collaboration Out of Plein Air

Maryhill Museum and Friends: A Collaboration Out of Plein Air

A Q&A with Steve Grafe, curator of the Maryhill Museum of Art

Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge

Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge

- By Becky Brun

Visitors can plan ahead and prepare for their Gorge visit.

Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang

Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang

- By Erin Middlewood

Friends Conservation Director Michael Lang gives an update on the status of oil transportation through the Gorge.

Blog

Car-Free in the Gorge to Expand in November

Car-Free in the Gorge to Expand in November

October 24, 2019 - By Renee Tkach

Starting in November, you can take the bus from The Dalles to Portland, seven days a week.

Trailhead Ambassador 2019 Roundup

Trailhead Ambassador 2019 Roundup

September 26, 2019 - By Natalie Ferraro

Trailhead Ambassador Coordinator Natalie Ferraro reports on another successful season of the volunteer outreach program.

Small Step for Friends, Big Step for Pond Turtles

Small Step for Friends, Big Step for Pond Turtles

September 17, 2019 - By Dan Bell

Land Trust Director Dan Bell reflects on recent accomplishments and what it means going forward for Gorge conservation.

Update on the Zimmerly Quarry: August 2019

Update on the Zimmerly Quarry: August 2019

August 22, 2019 - By Nathan Baker

Friends wins an important decision at Gorge Commission hearing, but questions remain about enforcement.

Upcoming Events

Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail Building Work Party, WA

Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail Building Work Party, WA

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Help build a new trail at Lyle Cherry Orchard with Friends and Washington Trails Association.

Columbia Gorge Trivia Night at pFriem

Columbia Gorge Trivia Night at pFriem

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail Invasive Plant Removal, WA

Balfour-Klickitat Loop Trail Invasive Plant Removal, WA

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Help remove invasive plants at this waterfront restoration project.

Oregon State Parks Winter Mulching, OR

Oregon State Parks Winter Mulching, OR

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Help mulch native plants before the winter season.