Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Newsroom
View from Bridge of the Gods, spanning from Cascade Locks, OR to North Bonneville, WA. (photographer: Derek Markee)

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Monthly Enews - Keep updated on Friends' work, news stories, and upcoming events and volunteer activities.

Keeping the Columbia Gorge wild and wondrous is the core of what we do. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to protecting the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia Gorge for generations to come. For almost 40 years we have worked to protect the Columbia Gorge from irresponsible development, preserve vital lands, promote responsible stewardship, strengthen public support for conservation initiatives, and expose local youth to the Gorge's wonders. Learn more: gorgefriends.org/about

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For media questions, speaking requests, or public education partnership inquiries please contact: Burt Edwards, communications director | 971.634.0595 (office) | 703.861.8237 (cell) | burt@gorgefriends.org (email) 

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News & Updates

This Fourth of July, Don’t Play Fire with the Gorge or Public Health

This Fourth of July, Don’t Play Fire with the Gorge or Public Health

June 30, 2020
Latest News

"One thing that hasn’t changed …is the need for us all to do our part in protecting the Columbia Gorge from catastrophic fires."

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Statement on Racism And Access to Nature

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Statement on Racism And Access to Nature

June 1, 2020
Latest News

Too often the U.S. conservation community has been silent on issues of justice, equality, and access to the outdoors. This cannot continue.

Friends Debuts New Brand Work From Marketing Agency Grady Britton

Friends Debuts New Brand Work From Marketing Agency Grady Britton

May 19, 2020
Latest News

Friends won Grady Britton’s $25,000 in-kind marketing grant in 2018.

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.

Features

Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience

Stewardship Builds Climate Resilience

With the current trajectory of climate change, volunteers know it’s more important now than ever to make every action be impactful and to work together toward collective change.

Young Gorge Leaders Call for Climate Action

Young Gorge Leaders Call for Climate Action

Friends supports community leaders advocating for climate policy reforms.

Inspiring the Next Generation

Inspiring the Next Generation

- By Stan Hall

Over the past 11 years, Friends' outdoor youth education programs have grown and evolved.

2018-19 Annual Report: Partnering for Pond Turtles

2018-19 Annual Report: Partnering for Pond Turtles

The decades-long partnership working to return western pond turtles to the Gorge is an inspiring success story.

Blog

Knowledge Through Nature: My Experience at Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Knowledge Through Nature: My Experience at Friends of the Columbia Gorge

June 25, 2020 - By Alana Cogen

Digital Communications Intern Alana Cogen reflects as her time at Friends comes to a close.

Interning During Trying Times

Interning During Trying Times

June 19, 2020 - By Alana Cogen

Digital Communications Intern Alana Cogen gives tips for working through adversity.

We Asked, You Answered: Friends' 2020 Membership Survey

We Asked, You Answered: Friends' 2020 Membership Survey

June 10, 2020 - By Sophia Aepfelbacher

Friends’ membership survey allows us to hear directly from our community of Gorge enthusiasts.

Upcoming Events

CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

CANCELED: Trail of Waterfalls, OR

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Easy: 2 miles | 100-ft. elev. gain

CANCELED: Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

CANCELED: Exploring Larch Mountain, Part 2: Multnomah & Oneonta Creeks

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Moderate: 8.0 miles | 1,500-ft elev. gain