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

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.

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.

Blog

Judge Denies Gravel Mine's Motion to Stay Enforcement of Scenic Area Rules

Judge Denies Gravel Mine's Motion to Stay Enforcement of Scenic Area Rules

January 15, 2020 - By Nathan Baker

Clark County Superior Court opinion clears the way for agency enforcement of Scenic Area requirements.

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 Friends and neighboring landowners.

Upcoming Events

Bald Eagle Viewing, Lunch & Beverages, OR

Bald Eagle Viewing, Lunch & Beverages, OR

Saturday, February 1, 2020

View and learn about bald eagles in the eastern Gorge followed by optional lunch and beverages nearby.

Bald Eagle Viewing & Wine Tasting

Bald Eagle Viewing & Wine Tasting

Sunday, February 2, 2020

This bald eagle viewing outing will be paired with wine tastings

Gorge on Tap in Portland

Gorge on Tap in Portland

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Meet Friends' staff and board and get updates about issues that impact Gorge communities.

Board member hikes with Debbie Asakawa

Board member hikes with Debbie Asakawa

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Exclusive hikes for board members led by Debbie Asakawa