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

Connect With Us

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

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: Steigerwald Wildlife Refuge Reopens

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: Steigerwald Wildlife Refuge Reopens

May 13, 2022
In the Press

Two-year, $32 million restoration project improved wildlife habitat, reduced flood risk

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Launches Third Spring Gorge Haiku Challenge

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Launches Third Spring Gorge Haiku Challenge

April 6, 2022
Latest News

Annual poetry challenge asks public to write, share haikus on what they love about the Gorge and how we all can help protect, preserve, and steward the area for generations to come.

Massive Mining Proposal Threatens Western Gorge

Massive Mining Proposal Threatens Western Gorge

March 31, 2022
Latest News

A massive gravel mine proposed near the Cape Horn trailhead in Skamania County would impact the livability and scenic values of the area for decades to come.

Features

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.

Persistence to Improve Gorge Protections Pays Off, Despite Pandemic

Persistence to Improve Gorge Protections Pays Off, Despite Pandemic

November 1, 2021

Looking upstream toward Elowah Falls. (photographer: Warren Morgan)

Blog

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.

On World Water Day, Not All of Us Have Access to Ample, Clean Water

On World Water Day, Not All of Us Have Access to Ample, Clean Water

March 22, 2022 - By Kevin Gorman

By working creatively and collectively, we can help the people of Warm Springs Tribes restore their access to and infrastructure for clean water.

After Two Years, Friends' Guided Outings Return

After Two Years, Friends' Guided Outings Return

March 3, 2022 - By Melissa Gonzalez

Outdoor Programs & Communications Specialist Melissa Gonzalez provides an update about the preparation for guided outings' return after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the program.

Upcoming Events

Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike

Falls Creek Falls Dog-Friendly Hike

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Easy: 3.4 miles | 650-ft elev. Gain

Saturday Drop-In with Friends!

Saturday Drop-In with Friends!

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Come join us for a visit to one of our newest Gorge properties with a view unlike any other in the Gorge!

Cascade Locks & Dry Creek Falls via the Columbia Gorge Express

Cascade Locks & Dry Creek Falls via the Columbia Gorge Express

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Difficulty level: Moderate: 4.4 miles | 700-ft elev. gain

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: June

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: June

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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