Easy: 3-4 miles | little elev. gain
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) | email@example.com (email)
News & Updates
June 1, 2020
Too often the U.S. conservation community has been silent on issues of justice, equality, and access to the outdoors. This cannot continue.
May 19, 2020
Friends won Grady Britton’s $25,000 in-kind marketing grant in 2018.
May 7, 2020
Parks and trails in low-traffic areas have a path to re-opening.
May 5, 2020
This round of the annual Gorge photography contest has special relevance to current events.
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.
Friends supports community leaders advocating for climate policy reforms.
- By Stan Hall
Over the past 11 years, Friends' outdoor youth education programs have grown and evolved.
The decades-long partnership working to return western pond turtles to the Gorge is an inspiring success story.
May 27, 2020 - By Peter Cornelison
Friends partners with University of Portland Immersive Environmental Justice program.
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.
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.