Once trained, Oregon Bee Atlas volunteers explore the state with nets and kill jars, collecting bees in natural landscapes like forests and meadows.
“Oregon’s future begins today, free of new fossil fuel power plants, which are dirty dinosaurs of a bygone era.”
Lowe’s winning oil painting—a piece capturing a summer sunset in the Gorge—was one of several Gorge plein air paintings recognized by Maryhill and partner organizations.
Creating her award-winning work “wasn’t just plein air painting; it was adventure painting," said Portland-area painter Janie Lowe.
Co-produced by Holden Films and Friends of the Columbia Gorge, "When the Hard Work Begins" prim
One honorable mention went to Paul Thomson of Vancouver, for his photo “Fish On,” featuring an osprey flying off with its prey near Rooster Rock.
In advance of the July 4th holiday weekend, Friends and the Columbia Gorge Tourism Alliance urge the public to celebrate safely and responsibly in the Gorge.
Robles has been taking photos since she was a child, but only began to get serious about photography last year, when she bought a nice camera and pushed herself to make it a hobby.