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Especially in Current Conditions, Please Celebrate Independence Day Responsibly

Especially in Current Conditions, Please Celebrate Independence Day Responsibly

June 24, 2021
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"Forests are no place for fireworks and in fact are illegal on federal and state public lands."

Oregon Legislature Acts to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

Oregon Legislature Acts to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

June 9, 2021
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On June 9 the Oregon House approved SB 289, following passage this April in the Oregon Senate. The bill now goes to Gov. Kate Brown for signing.

Dry Creek Falls Shot Wins Grand Prize in Friends' Sixth Annual Photo Contest

Dry Creek Falls Shot Wins Grand Prize in Friends' Sixth Annual Photo Contest

May 13, 2021
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Dan Hawk’s winning shot at Dry Creek Falls is a beautiful example of what decades of Gorge protection look like.

After Gorge Rescue, Friends Encourages Public Support of Search & Rescue Efforts

After Gorge Rescue, Friends Encourages Public Support of Search & Rescue Efforts

May 10, 2021
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"Volunteer search & Rescue units are always underfunded and when you need them, you really need them."

Friends Applauds Oregon Senate's Action to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

Friends Applauds Oregon Senate's Action to Address Bias Crimes on Public Lands

April 28, 2021
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"Ensuring equitable access for all Oregonians to state parks and lands benefits us all," Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman stressed.

Victory Over Fracked Gas Power Plant

Victory Over Fracked Gas Power Plant

April 15, 2021
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​​​​​​​Victory Over Fracked Gas Power Plant: Developer Abandons Plans to Build Controversial Plant in Umatilla County

Friends Calls on Oregon Legislature to Take Stand on Bias Crimes on Public Lands

Friends Calls on Oregon Legislature to Take Stand on Bias Crimes on Public Lands

April 8, 2021
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"The conservation community cannot be silent any longer on issues of justice, equality, and access to the outdoors," says Friends Executive Director Kevin Gorman.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Launches Second Spring Gorge Haiku Challenge

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Launches Second Spring Gorge Haiku Challenge

April 7, 2021
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Poetry challenge asks the public to write and share haikus on what they love about the Columbia Gorge and how we all can help protect, preserve, and steward the area for generations to come.

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