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Willamette Week: Here's How Oregon Forests and Waterfalls Could Reopen in Coming Weeks

Willamette Week: Here's How Oregon Forests and Waterfalls Could Reopen in Coming Weeks

May 7, 2020
In the Press

Parks and trails in low-traffic areas have a path to re-opening.

The Columbian: Photo Contest Brings Out Best From Clark County Shutterbugs

The Columbian: Photo Contest Brings Out Best From Clark County Shutterbugs

May 5, 2020
In the Press

This round of the annual Gorge photography contest has special relevance to current events.

The Oregonian: How We Cope When We Can’t Escape to Our Favorite Natural Spaces

The Oregonian: How We Cope When We Can’t Escape to Our Favorite Natural Spaces

April 4, 2020
Latest News, In the Press

Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman said he’s been experiencing this transformation on both a personal and professional level.

The Oregonian: Outdoor Recreation in Oregon Is Effectively Closed

The Oregonian: Outdoor Recreation in Oregon Is Effectively Closed

April 1, 2020
Latest News, In the Press

Here's how the decisions were made.

The Oregonian: U.S. Forest Service Closing All Trails in Columbia River Gorge

The Oregonian: U.S. Forest Service Closing All Trails in Columbia River Gorge

March 26, 2020
Latest News, In the Press

Trails managed by Friends of the Columbia Gorge will also close to the public.

PPFG: Watchdogs Contest Proposed Oregon Fracked Gas Power Plant

PPFG: Watchdogs Contest Proposed Oregon Fracked Gas Power Plant

November 1, 2019
In the Press

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

The Oregonian: Inside the Preserve That’s Bringing Baby Turtles Back to the Gorge

October 29, 2019
In the Press, Multimedia

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

The Columbian: Unpermitted Activity Alleged at Washougal Pit

October 8, 2019
In the Press

Gravel mine focus of environmental group, residents.

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