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News & Updates
November 5, 2020
Having fought the plant for years, environmentalists expressed surprise that the state has greenlighted a major new greenhouse gas polluter.
October 26, 2020
The water crisis in Warm Springs gains support from coalition of conservation groups.
October 19, 2020
For the first time, the management plan requires a climate action strategy to continue to protect the region and adapt to changing climate.
October 14, 2020
New policies address climate change, salmon streams, wetlands, and limit urban expansion.
In the wake of months of canceled volunteer stewardship events after the initial coronavirus outbreak, a new program was birthed.
Arguments and a court decision in this potentially far-reaching case are due in 2021.
- By Stan Hall
Proposed changes to Gorge protection plan will address climate, urban sprawl.
With the current trajectory of climate change, volunteers know it’s more important now than ever to make every action be impactful and to work together toward collective change.
November 24, 2020 - By Kevin Gorman
November 15, 2020 - By Pleschette Fontenet
One of Friends' newest board members reflects on her adaptation to the Pacific Northwest, her love of the Gorge, and looking ahead to Friends' future.
November 15, 2020 - By Kevin Gorman
Executive Director Kevin Gorman looks ahead to the near-future of Gorge protection.