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

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.

Friends Debuts New Brand Work From Marketing Agency Grady Britton

Friends Debuts New Brand Work From Marketing Agency Grady Britton

May 19, 2020
Latest News

Friends won Grady Britton’s $25,000 in-kind marketing grant in 2018.

Willamette Week: Here's How Oregon Forests and Waterfalls Could Reopen in Coming Weeks

Willamette Week: Here's How Oregon Forests and Waterfalls Could Reopen in Coming Weeks

May 7, 2020
In the Press

Parks and trails in low-traffic areas have a path to re-opening.

The Columbian: Photo Contest Brings Out Best From Clark County Shutterbugs

The Columbian: Photo Contest Brings Out Best From Clark County Shutterbugs

May 5, 2020
In the Press

This round of the annual Gorge photography contest has special relevance to current events.

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

Empowering New Voices, Strengthening Gorge Advocacy

Empowering New Voices, Strengthening Gorge Advocacy

May 27, 2020 - By Peter Cornelison

Friends partners with University of Portland Immersive Environmental Justice program.

Looking in the Mirror, Looking Ahead

Looking in the Mirror, Looking Ahead

May 27, 2020 - By Kevin Gorman

Kevin Gorman: For Friends, there will be no more looking away from inequities as we work to ensure the Columbia Gorge is a vibrant and accessible place for all.

The Coronavirus and Our Summer Guided Outings

The Coronavirus and Our Summer Guided Outings

May 22, 2020 - By Burt Edwards

Communications Director Burt Edwards explains why Friends is canceling the rest of our spring and summer guided hikes and outings.

New Look, Same Commitment

New Look, Same Commitment

May 19, 2020 - By Kevin Gorman

Executive Director Kevin Gorman: As Friends turns 40, our mission, values, and vision converge.

Upcoming Events

CANCELED: Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

CANCELED: Sandy River Delta Evening Walk, OR

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Easy: 3-4 miles | little elev. gain

CANCELED: Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

CANCELED: Hardy Ridge Dog-Friendly Hike, WA

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Strenuous: 7 miles | 1,000-ft elev. gain

CANCELED: PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

CANCELED: PCT to Gillette Lake and Greenleaf Overlook

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Strenuous: 8.8 miles | 850-ft elev. gain

CANCELLED: Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

CANCELLED: Fort Cascades History Walk, WA

Friday, June 12, 2020

Easy: 1.5 miles | no elevation change