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

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: "Disaster Waiting to Happen" at Washougal Pit

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: "Disaster Waiting to Happen" at Washougal Pit

July 16, 2020
In the Press

Mining permit for Washougal gravel pit in National Scenic Area calls for 340 truck trips, six days a week.

This Fourth of July, Don’t Play Fire with the Gorge or Public Health

This Fourth of July, Don’t Play Fire with the Gorge or Public Health

June 30, 2020
Latest News

"One thing that hasn’t changed …is the need for us all to do our part in protecting the Columbia Gorge from catastrophic fires."

Pamplin: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Looks Back at 40 Years of Advocacy

Pamplin: Friends of the Columbia Gorge Looks Back at 40 Years of Advocacy

June 10, 2020
In the Press

The nonprofit serves as a lead conservationist and advocacy group for one of Oregon's most beautiful areas.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Statement on Racism And Access to Nature

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Statement on Racism And Access to Nature

June 1, 2020
Latest News

Too often the U.S. conservation community has been silent on issues of justice, equality, and access to the outdoors. This cannot continue.

Features

Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience

Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience

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.

Young Gorge Leaders Call for Climate Action

Young Gorge Leaders Call for Climate Action

Friends supports community leaders advocating for climate policy reforms.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Inspiring the Next Generation

- By Stan Hall

Over the past 11 years, Friends' outdoor youth education programs have grown and evolved.

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.

Blog

A Brief but Brilliant Legacy of Service to the Columbia Gorge

A Brief but Brilliant Legacy of Service to the Columbia Gorge

July 29, 2020

A tribute to Colin Zylka, an exceptionally dedicated volunteer for numerous groups including Friends' land trust.

Setbacks and Progress: Land Stewardship Summer Update

Setbacks and Progress: Land Stewardship Summer Update

July 22, 2020

Members of Friends' land trust staff recap recent setbacks and modest ways forward for land stewardship in the Gorge.

Before Leaving Home: Get Ready, Set, GOrge!

Before Leaving Home: Get Ready, Set, GOrge!

July 20, 2020

Due to the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to plan ahead and prepare adequately when taking any trip outside your own neighborhood.

Persistence and Commitment to a Continuous Journey

Persistence and Commitment to a Continuous Journey

July 15, 2020 - By Mika Barrett

Friends is embarking on a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey that’s like climbing a mountain, one without a clear summit or end point that will give us new perspectives.

Upcoming Events

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: Day 1

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: Day 1

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: Day 2

Columbia River Gorge Commission Monthly Meeting: Day 2

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The public is invited to view the Gorge Commission's meeting online.

Columbia Gorge Trivia Night

Columbia Gorge Trivia Night

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Join us online for a casual, educational game of Gorge trivia.