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)

Monthly Enews

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

Thrillist: The Most Beautiful Places in Oregon You Never Knew Existed

Thrillist: The Most Beautiful Places in Oregon You Never Knew Existed

September 15, 2021
In the Press

Organizations like the Audubon Society, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and Oregon Wild all work protect the incredible wilderness of Oregon.

The Gorge Magazine: Come One, Come All

The Gorge Magazine: Come One, Come All

September 13, 2021
In the Press

Newly protected properties will be designed for inclusive recreation.

Oregon ArtsWatch: Painting Quickly in the Gorge

Oregon ArtsWatch: Painting Quickly in the Gorge

August 13, 2021
In the Press

The event is now a partnership between Friends of the Columbia Gorge and the Maryhill Museum of Art.

2021 Friends PNW Plein Air Ribbon Winners Announced

2021 Friends PNW Plein Air Ribbon Winners Announced

August 11, 2021
Latest News

Elo Wobig was recently selected as the winner of the Friends' ribbon in the 15th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge paint-out.

Features

Proposed Logging in Sensitive Gorge Area Poses Risk of "Dangerous Precedent"

Proposed Logging in Sensitive Gorge Area Poses Risk of "Dangerous Precedent"

- By Stan Hall

"Private logging companies should not be given free passes by government agencies to commercially log the Gorge’s most sensitive locations, like what happened here."

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

10 Gorge Winter Hikes to Start the Year on Good Footing

- By Stan Hall

Friends' staff recommends ten less-crowded trails for bundling up and enjoying the Gorge in the colder months of the year.

Stewarding the Gorge in the Time of COVID-19

Stewarding the Gorge in the Time of COVID-19

In the wake of months of canceled volunteer stewardship events after the initial coronavirus outbreak, a new program was birthed.

Tribes Partner With Friends to Protect Wildlife Refuge

Tribes Partner With Friends to Protect Wildlife Refuge

Arguments and a court decision in this potentially far-reaching case are due in 2021.

Blog

Giving Shout-Outs as Giving Season Starts

Giving Shout-Outs as Giving Season Starts

October 20, 2021 - By Hannah Anderson-Dana

Friends returns for the 2021 Willamette Week Give!Guide and highlights other participating organizations worthy of support.

New Transit Options in the Gorge

New Transit Options in the Gorge

October 6, 2021 - By Kevin Gorman

Recent changes could have a transformational impact on how people will be traveling throughout the Gorge for years to come.

Early Fires in 2021 Forecast a Daunting Future

Early Fires in 2021 Forecast a Daunting Future

October 6, 2021

Newly adopted policies will be vital in facing future challenges from wildfire threats exacerbated by drought. But much more will need to be done.

Upcoming Events

Planting and Clean-Up at Catherine Creek Land Trust Property

Planting and Clean-Up at Catherine Creek Land Trust Property

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge in planting trees and a variety of small clean-up projects at this newly acquired Land Trust site.

Planting Willows with Oregon State Parks

Planting Willows with Oregon State Parks

Friday, November 5, 2021

Join Friends of the Columbia Gorge in planting willows along Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: November

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: November

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Gorge Commission welcomes everyone to attend Commission meetings.

Outdoors & Engaged: How Outdoor Education Programs Connect Youth to Nature

Outdoors & Engaged: How Outdoor Education Programs Connect Youth to Nature

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Join us for a special virtual discussion exploring opportunities and challenges in education outdoors featuring insights from educators.