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

Columbia Gorge Climate Strike Week

Columbia Gorge Climate Strike Week

September 16, 2019
Latest News

The Gorge joins hundreds of locations, worldwide, calling for action to address the global climate crisis.

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust Earns National Recognition

September 4, 2019
Latest News

Friends Land Trust to be honored at national annual Land Trust Alliance gathering this fall.

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: Rock Mine Takes Hit at Hearing

Camas-Washougal Post-Record: Rock Mine Takes Hit at Hearing

August 22, 2019
In the Press

Gorge Commission reverses 2018 county decision; Friends group seeks stop-work order on illegal mining.

The Columbian: Gorge Commission votes 10-1 Against Washougal Gravel Mine

The Columbian: Gorge Commission votes 10-1 Against Washougal Gravel Mine

August 13, 2019
In the Press

The commission is considering its next steps regarding enforcement.

Features

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.

Art Plants Seeds of Conservation

Art Plants Seeds of Conservation

- By Erin Middlewood

Friends joined artists and poets for a panel discussion at the Conservation in Verse event.

Blog

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.

Changes "A-Boot" for Fall Guided Hikes Registration

Changes "A-Boot" for Fall Guided Hikes Registration

August 22, 2019 - By Kate Lindberg

How Oregon Passed a Historic Oil Train Spill Response Bill

How Oregon Passed a Historic Oil Train Spill Response Bill

August 22, 2019 - By Michael Lang

The Legislature acts three years after the Mosier derailment and spill.

The View Point Inn Saga Turns a Page

The View Point Inn Saga Turns a Page

June 27, 2019 - By Kevin Gorman

Friends and property owners cooperate on a development plan balancing historic preservation and the National Scenic Area.

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.

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.

Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Mayer State Park to Mosier Kayak Tour, OR

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Peter Cornelison will lead us seven miles down the Columbia River past Memaloose Island.