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

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.

EZVid: 5 Vigilant Groups Defending Wildlife And Natural Resources In Oregon (VIDEOS)

EZVid: 5 Vigilant Groups Defending Wildlife And Natural Resources In Oregon (VIDEOS)

October 7, 2019
In the Press, Multimedia

Friends named one of five important environmental organizations in Oregon.

NRDC: The Bomb Train Derailment That Sparked a Resistance in the Gorge

NRDC: The Bomb Train Derailment That Sparked a Resistance in the Gorge

September 30, 2019
In the Press

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)

TVW: Field Report: Saving the Pond Turtles (Video)

September 24, 2019
In the Press, Multimedia

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.

Features

Endangered Turtles Brought to Their Gorge Haven

Endangered Turtles Brought to Their Gorge Haven

- By Stan Hall
Latest News

How a collaborative effort led to a renewed chance for western pond turtle to make a comeback in Washington.

Maryhill Museum and Friends: A Collaboration Out of Plein Air

Maryhill Museum and Friends: A Collaboration Out of Plein Air

A Q&A with Steve Grafe, curator of the Maryhill Museum of Art

Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge

Ready, Set, GOrge! Provides Tips for Hikers Headed to the Gorge

- By Becky Brun

Visitors can plan ahead and prepare for their Gorge visit.

Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang

Oil Train Update: Q & A with Michael Lang

- By Erin Middlewood

Friends Conservation Director Michael Lang gives an update on the status of oil transportation through the Gorge.

Blog

Trailhead Ambassador 2019 Roundup

Trailhead Ambassador 2019 Roundup

September 26, 2019 - By Natalie Ferraro

Trailhead Ambassador Coordinator Natalie Ferraro reports on another successful season of the volunteer outreach program.

Small Step for Friends, Big Step for Pond Turtles

Small Step for Friends, Big Step for Pond Turtles

September 17, 2019 - By Dan Bell

Land Trust Director Dan Bell reflects on recent accomplishments and what it means going forward for Gorge conservation.

Changes "A-Boot" for Fall Guided Hikes Registration

Changes "A-Boot" for Fall Guided Hikes Registration

August 22, 2019 - By Kate Lindberg

Update on the Zimmerly Quarry: August 2019

Update on the Zimmerly Quarry: August 2019

August 22, 2019 - By Nathan Baker

Friends wins an important decision at Gorge Commission hearing, but questions remain about enforcement.

Upcoming Events

Falls Creek Falls and Panther Creek Falls, WA

Falls Creek Falls and Panther Creek Falls, WA

Thursday, October 17, 2019

{EASY/MODERATE} Hike through old-growth forest in autumn splendor with leader Bob Thoenen to two incredible waterfalls. Members-only.

Bridal Veil Falls State Park Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Bridal Veil Falls State Park Invasive Plant Removal, OR

Friday, October 18, 2019

Join us to help remove invasive plants at a beautiful trail.

Beacon Rock Hike & Stitch Outing, WA

Beacon Rock Hike & Stitch Outing, WA

Friday, October 18, 2019

{MODERATE} Join leader Suzy McCausland and designer-illustrator Amy Frazer for this unique craft-hike opportunity.

Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)

Wilderness First Aid Training (WFA)

Saturday, October 19, 2019

*REGISTER NOW* Get certified to treat illness/injury in the backcountry. Optional CPR certification add-on.