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  • Sustainable Agriculture 2014

    In June, Columbia Riverkeeper partnered with Cascade Mountain School to educate students on water quality along the White Salmon River and how that could influence the quality in the Columbia River. Emphasis was placed on agricultural impacts on water quality due to the study focus of the program and the importance of farming locally. Students conducted baseline water sampling tests and researched about best practices with the goal of presenting an irrigation proposal to local farmers at the end of the program.

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  • Swim Guide is a smash hit in Oregon!

    Photo by Blaine Franger.
    In 2012 Columbia Riverkeeper was the first in Oregon to proudly launch Swim Guide, the real-time water quality smart phone app and website. Today Swim Guide includes over 6,000 beaches in North America, and the app is particularly popular in Oregon. Oregonians must love summer dips in cool, clean water because Oregon [...]

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  • Eat Fish, Hold the Pollution

    Eat Fish, Hold the Pollution.
    Why Washington should protect human health with new limits on toxic pollution
    By Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, Columbia Riverkeeper
    Now that my one-year-old has a few teeth, he can eat salmon like you wouldn’t believe.  He loves it.  Our family eats Columbia River salmon about once a week, especially in the summertime.  I [...]

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  • July Member Spotlight: Paloma Ayala

    Paloma Ayala. Hood River, OR – Paloma Ayala is a photographer and graphic artist with a background in conflict analysis and resolution. Since she made the Gorge
    her home a few of years ago with her family, she has tried
    to connect her passion for the outdoors, photography and her commitment to justice and sustainability.

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  • Dockworkers Protest Crude-By-Rail Terminal and Unfair Labor Practices

    In remembrance of the one-year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic oil train tragedy that killed 47 people, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) raised a banner from cranes today calling out unfair labor practices and protesting unsafe oil at the Port of Vancouver in Washington.

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  • Public Comment: Will ConnectOregon funds Subsidize Coal and Oil

    [ July 21, 2014 1:00 pm to August 10, 2014 1:00 pm. ] The Oregon Department of Transportation is slated to subsidize oil and coal transportation infrastructure and it’s up to Governor Kitzhaber and the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) to block this gross misuse of public funds. Subsidizing coal export and crude oil shipping is not an appropriate use of ConnectOregon funds. The Oregon Transportation Commission should not approve applications to re-build the dock at Port Westward and alter the rail infrastructure along A-Street in Rainier because ConnectOregon funds should not subsidize coal and crude oil shipping.

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