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Inclusion and Accessibility Enhance Gorge Experience

Inclusion and Accessibility Enhance Gorge Experience

September 19, 2022 - By Mika Barrett

Friends has been investing in community partnerships to improve accessibility and inclusion at critical land trust acquisitions at Cape Horn and Catherine Creek.

Bringing Back the Joy of Youth Outdoor Education

Bringing Back the Joy of Youth Outdoor Education

September 19, 2022 - By Kassy Delgado

After an extended pause on Friends' youth education programs due to the pandemic, students are finally able to spend a full school day learning outside the classroom.

Survey Says: National Scenic Area Registers Strong Public Support

Survey Says: National Scenic Area Registers Strong Public Support

September 15, 2022 - By Kevin Gorman

It's inspiring to see a wide and deep base of support for the protections the Scenic Area enjoys today, a testament to decades of hard work.

Plein Air 2022: Cultivating a Community of Painters

Plein Air 2022: Cultivating a Community of Painters

August 18, 2022 - By Kassy Delgado

Community Engagement Specialist Kassy Delgado meets up with landscape painters taking part in an annual Gorge event and finds community rather than competition.

Teaming Up for Farmworkers With Comunidades

Teaming Up for Farmworkers With Comunidades

June 28, 2022 - By Denise López

This year, Friends supported Comunidades and the Fair Shot for All coalition to successfully enact Oregon House Bill 4002.

Farewell, But Not Goodbye

Farewell, But Not Goodbye

June 1, 2022

As Friends Field Representative Peter Cornelison retires, we bid a fond adieu and introduce our new generation of staff conservation organizers.

Works of Art, Worthy of Devotion

Works of Art, Worthy of Devotion

May 24, 2022 - By Renée Tkach

Gorge Towns to Trails Project Manager Renée Tkach writes about the new, seasonal timed-permit system for visiting the Gorge's waterfall corridor.

Guest Blog: Why I Support Timed-Use Permits on the Historic Highway

Guest Blog: Why I Support Timed-Use Permits on the Historic Highway

May 16, 2022

Emily Reed of the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance reflects on the evolution of the Gorge as a recreation destination in arguing in favor of the anti-congestion measure.

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