News & Updates: In the Press
PPFG: Watchdogs Contest Proposed Oregon Fracked Gas Power Plant
November 1, 2019
A coalition of groups have requested a hearing to challenge Perennial Wind Chaser’s proposed 415-megawatt fracked gas-fired power plant, near Hermiston, OR.
The Oregonian: Inside the Preserve That’s Bringing Baby Turtles Back to the Gorge
October 29, 2019
Last month, the inaugural group of 16 baby turtles, who were captive-reared for their first year at the Oregon Zoo, were released at the site.
The Columbian: Unpermitted Activity Alleged at Washougal Pit
October 8, 2019
Gravel mine focus of environmental group, residents.
EZVid: 5 Vigilant Groups Defending Wildlife And Natural Resources In Oregon (VIDEOS)
October 7, 2019
Friends named one of five important environmental organizations in Oregon.
NRDC: The Bomb Train Derailment That Sparked a Resistance in the Gorge
September 30, 2019
Since a dangerous rail accident in 2016, local residents have served as a fierce check on the fossil-fuel industry's growth in the Pacific Northwest.
TVW: Field Report: Saving the Pond Turtles (Video)
September 24, 2019
They were on the pathway to disappearing in Washington. But a fierce conservation program is helping to bring back a strong population of western pond turtles.
C-W Post-Record: Turtle Release Gives Threatened Species a Head Start
September 19, 2019
After wintering at Oregon Zoo, young western pond turtles released at Friends of the Columbia Gorge's "Turtle Haven."
Route Fifty: Bus Service in a Recreation Corridor Takes Off
September 18, 2019
Oregon’s Department of Transportation has seen strong demand among riders for buses that run between Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.