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News & Updates
June 9, 2021
On June 9 the Oregon House approved SB 289, following passage this April in the Oregon Senate. The bill now goes to Gov. Kate Brown for signing.
June 1, 2021
Portland photographer Dan Hawk claimed two top spots this year, along with six other shutterbugs.
May 27, 2021
View the video of the panel discussion.
May 21, 2021
In honor of Biodiversity Week in May 2021, Friends of the Columbia Gorge premiered new animations highlighting animal species living in the Gorge.
- 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."
- By Stan Hall
Friends' staff recommends ten less-crowded trails for bundling up and enjoying the Gorge in the colder months of the year.
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.
June 10, 2021 - By Hannah Anderson-Dana
For the third year in a row, Friends’ membership survey allowed us to hear directly from our amazing community of Columbia Gorge supporters and enthusiasts.
June 7, 2021 - By Sara Woods
Clean your boots when you hike. And your sneakers, sandals, and flip-flops too. Give them a quick scrub before and after you hike to prevent the spread of invasive weeds.
May 17, 2021 - By Renee Tkach
Our partnership with Washington State Parks at Beacon Rock demonstrates the cooperative approach that has been successful for Friends throughout the Gorge.