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

New Short Film Showcases Efforts to Stop Illegal Mining Operation in Gorge

New Short Film Showcases Efforts to Stop Illegal Mining Operation in Gorge

August 3, 2022
Latest News

Co-produced by Holden Films and Friends of the Columbia Gorge, "When the Hard Work Begins" prim

The Columbian: Vancouver resident earns honorable mention in Gorge photo contest

The Columbian: Vancouver resident earns honorable mention in Gorge photo contest

July 23, 2022
In the Press

One honorable mention went to Paul Thomson of Vancouver, for his photo “Fish On,” featuring an osprey flying off with its prey near Rooster Rock.

July 4th Holiday Weekends, Forests & Fireworks Just Don't Mix

July 4th Holiday Weekends, Forests & Fireworks Just Don't Mix

July 1, 2022
Latest News

In advance of the July 4th holiday weekend, Friends and the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance urge the public to celebrate safely and responsibly in the Gorge.

Columbia Gorge News: Hood River Photographer Wins Friends' Photo Contest

Columbia Gorge News: Hood River Photographer Wins Friends' Photo Contest

June 29, 2022
In the Press

Robles has been taking photos since she was a child, but only began to get serious about photography last year, when she bought a nice camera and pushed herself to make it a hobby.

Features

A Climate for Change in the Gorge

A Climate for Change in the Gorge

July 12, 2022 - By Dan Bell

The first-ever Gorge climate action plan is open for comment, and will include opportunities to comment in front of the Columbia River Gorge Commission.

Steigerwald Reconnection Restores Wetland Habitat

Steigerwald Reconnection Restores Wetland Habitat

March 23, 2022 - By Sarah Skelly

Friends' and partner groups' volunteers take part in a planting campaign as part of the Steigerwald Reconnection Project.

Playing Our Part

Playing Our Part

March 4, 2022 - By Burt Edwards

A Q&A with Metropolitan Youth Symphony conductor Dr. Raúl Gómez-Rojas about a climate change-inspired concert event and partnership with Friends.

Water for Warm Springs Partnership

Water for Warm Springs Partnership

November 1, 2021

To address a water crisis on the Warm Springs Reservation, Friends is part of a coalition of conservation organizations partnering with the Warm Springs Tribes and affiliated groups.

Blog

Teaming Up for Farmworkers With Comunidades

Teaming Up for Farmworkers With Comunidades

June 28, 2022 - By Denise López

This year, Friends supported Comunidades and the Fair Shot for All coalition to successfully enact Oregon House Bill 4002.

Farewell, But Not Goodbye

Farewell, But Not Goodbye

June 1, 2022

As Friends Field Representative Peter Cornelison retires, we bid a fond adieu and introduce our new generation of staff conservation organizers.

Works of Art, Worthy of Devotion

Works of Art, Worthy of Devotion

May 24, 2022 - By Renée Tkach

Gorge Towns to Trails Project Manager Renée Tkach writes about the new, seasonal timed-permit system for visiting the Gorge's waterfall corridor.

Guest Blog: Why I Support Timed-Use Permits on the Historic Highway

Guest Blog: Why I Support Timed-Use Permits on the Historic Highway

May 16, 2022

Emily Reed of the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance reflects on the evolution of the Gorge as a recreation destination in arguing in favor of the anti-congestion measure.

Upcoming Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: August

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: August

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

The bi-state commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The public is encouraged to attend meetings.

Harvest Lunch with Elk Cove Founders Joe & Pat Campbell

Harvest Lunch with Elk Cove Founders Joe & Pat Campbell

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Immerse yourself in a delectable culinary experience. Enjoy a specially prepared lunch paired with curated wines from Elk Cove.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: September

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: September

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The bi-state commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend meetings.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: October

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: October

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The bi-state commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend meetings.