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 Oregonian: Inside the Preserve That’s Bringing Baby Turtles Back to the Gorge

The Oregonian: Inside the Preserve That’s Bringing Baby Turtles Back to the Gorge

October 29, 2019
In the Press, Multimedia

Last month, the inaugural group of 16 baby turtles, who were captive-reared for their first year at the Oregon Zoo, were released at the site.

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.

Features

2018-19 Annual Report: Partnering for Pond Turtles

2018-19 Annual Report: Partnering for Pond Turtles

The decades-long partnership working to return western pond turtles to the Gorge is an inspiring success story.

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.

Blog

Hello My Friend, Goodbye My Friend

Hello My Friend, Goodbye My Friend

December 2, 2019 - By Kevin Gorman

Dave Cannard’s big personality and big heart continue to benefit the Columbia Gorge today

New Loops Come to Life at Lyle Cherry Orchard

New Loops Come to Life at Lyle Cherry Orchard

November 26, 2019 - By Renee Tkach

Partnership builds trails at land trust preserve in Lyle.

Gorge Panel Rules Mine Operation Illegal

Gorge Panel Rules Mine Operation Illegal

November 25, 2019 - By Michael Lang

Decision is a victory for Friend and neighboring landowners.

2018-19 Annual Report: Board Reflections

2018-19 Annual Report: Board Reflections

November 21, 2019 - By John Harrison

Upcoming Events

Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail Building Work Party, WA

Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail Building Work Party, WA

Sunday, December 8, 2019

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

Memaloose Ridge Renaturing, OR

Memaloose Ridge Renaturing, OR

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Help restore this land by removing reminiscence of a deconstructed house.

Angel's Rest Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Angel's Rest Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Help remove invasive plants in this Eagle Creek fire-affected area.

Schemes, Dreams & Teams: A Century of Gorge Protection Efforts

Schemes, Dreams & Teams: A Century of Gorge Protection Efforts

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Executive Director Kevin Gorman presents a dive into the scenic area’s history, conflict and how technology might help all of us keep the Gorge wild and beautiful for generations to come.