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

Bike Portland: Time to Look Past Cars, Says Gorge Leader

Bike Portland: Time to Look Past Cars, Says Gorge Leader

July 11, 2019
Latest News, In the Press

The head of the organization whose mission is to protect the Columbia Gorge wants fewer people to drive cars through it.

Willamette Week: Oregon Legislature Passes Three Notable Environmental Bills

Willamette Week: Oregon Legislature Passes Three Notable Environmental Bills

July 3, 2019
Latest News, In the Press

There will be new regulations for diesel trucks, oil trains and scrapyard operators.

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Oil Train Spill Response Bill

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Oil Train Spill Response Bill

June 29, 2019
Latest News

Three years after the Mosier derailment and spill, the Oregon Legislature steps up

The Dalles Chronicle: Summit Ridge Project Hits Opposition, Technical Challenges

The Dalles Chronicle: Summit Ridge Project Hits Opposition, Technical Challenges

June 29, 2019
Latest News, In the Press

The wind farm, an approved but as yet unbuilt wind energy generation facility proposed near the Deschutes River, is in limbo.

Features

Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge

Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge

- By Becky Brun

Visitors can plan ahead and prepare for their Gorge visit.

Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang

Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang

- By Erin Middlewood

Friends Conservation Director Michael Lang gives an update on the status of oil transportation through the Gorge.

Art Plants Seeds of Conservation

Art Plants Seeds of Conservation

- By Erin Middlewood

Friends joined artists and poets for a panel discussion at the Conservation in Verse event.

Trailhead Ambassadors Celebrate Earth Day Weekend on the Trails

Trailhead Ambassadors Celebrate Earth Day Weekend on the Trails

Over Earth Day weekend, Friends had 24 volunteers across 7 trailheads.

Blog

The View Point Inn Saga Turns a Page

The View Point Inn Saga Turns a Page

June 27, 2019

Friends and property owners cooperate on a development plan balancing historic preservation and the National Scenic Area.

How Much Love Is Too Much for the Gorge?

How Much Love Is Too Much for the Gorge?

June 19, 2019

More voices are asking what's causing the congestion and what can we do about it?

Bipartisan Protection for Public Lands

Bipartisan Protection for Public Lands

June 10, 2019 - By Dan Bell

Stable funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund is great news for the Gorge.

Long-Term Effort Pays Off for Threatened Oak Trees in the Gorge

Long-Term Effort Pays Off for Threatened Oak Trees in the Gorge

March 28, 2019

Thanks to Friends' decade-plus-long effort, a threatened patch of majestic Oregon white oak now enjoys federal protection.

Upcoming Events

Gorge #400 Trail Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Gorge #400 Trail Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Help remove invasive plants on this fire-affected, closed trail.

Gorge #400 Trail Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Gorge #400 Trail Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Help remove invasive plants on this fire-affected, closed trail.

White Salmon River Whitewater Rafting, WA

White Salmon River Whitewater Rafting, WA

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Enjoy a full day rafting trip on the White Salmon River guided by Wet Planet Rafting.

Eagle Creek Trail Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Eagle Creek Trail Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Help remove invasive plants on the Eagle Creek trail.