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2021 Friends PNW Plein Air Ribbon Winners Announced

2021 Friends PNW Plein Air Ribbon Winners Announced

August 11, 2021
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Elo Wobig was recently selected as the winner of the Friends' ribbon in the 15th annual Pacific Northwest Plein Air in the Columbia River Gorge paint-out.

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.

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