Archive for July, 2017

Record Breaking Coal Comments: 169,000! »

July 27th, 2017: More than 169,000 public comments flooded the Washington Department of Ecology encouraging the agency to deny a water quality permit needed for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview.



Green Drinks ft. Riverkeeper 8/7 in Hood River »

July 24th, 2017: [ August 7, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Join Gorge Owned on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 5:30-7:00 pm for Green Drinks at The Griffin House in Hood River. Learn why the Columbia is a target for fossil fuel exports and how river communities have bagged major victories against the deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry.



July Member Spotlight: Kate Sundberg, Summer Intern »

July 20th, 2017: We’re lucky to have Kate Sundberg serving as a summer intern in our Hood River office. Kate is busy coordinating events and cleanups for Love Your Columbia Day 2017. She is also helping with phone banking, Nichols Natural Area restoration, and member stewardship. Originally from Sarasota, FL, Kate attends Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she is studying Chemistry and Environmental Studies. Kate's easy-going, can-do attitude is a great addition to our team. Thanks for all your work, Kate!



Fossil Fuel Industry Attempts to Put Our Communities and Climate at Risk »

July 19th, 2017: “While we are disappointed in the decision, we will work to secure a policy that protects Portland and our climate from reckless fossil fuel projects like coal and oil train terminals. The people of Portland overwhelmingly supported this policy and strong climate action. We will not be dissuaded by the fossil fuel industry’s attempt to put our communities and climate at risk.” -Dan Serres, Conservation Director for Columbia Riverkeeper



Get Wet! »

July 19th, 2017: Spending time in Portland this summer? You don’t need to travel far for a refreshing dip in the Columbia River. You’ll find sandy beaches, sun-drenched shorelines, and shady riverside hideouts. Here are some of our favorite swimming holes and tips for staying safe in the mighty Columbia. Grab your beach towel and we’ll see you in the river!



Protect Columbia County Farms »

July 18th, 2017: Team up with farmers to protect over 800 acres of farmland along the Columbia River from dangerous industrial development like methanol export and oil-by-rail terminals. Submit a public comment & RSVP to attend 8/2 hearing.



Port WW – featured #2 »

July 18th, 2017: “The fight over farmland in northern Columbia County shows how Big Coal and Big Oil have galvanized communities up and down the Columbia River. Fossil fuel companies underestimated people’s fierce passion for salmon, safety, and clean water” - Dan Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper



LYC – featured »

July 17th, 2017: Love Your Columbia is an event, on August 26, 2017, where volunteers have the opportunity to pick up litter, pull invasive weeds or perform another restoration activity at Columbia River locations in their community. Sign up today to lead your own or volunteer at an event!



Social Justice Documentary, Promised Land, Screens in Portland »

July 3rd, 2017: [ July 24, 2017; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Social justice documentary, Promised Land, screening Monday, July 24, 2017; 6:30-8:30 pm; Riversgate Church, in Portland, OR. Film follows two Native American nations in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. Suggested Donation $5 (proceeds benefit the Chinook Nation).



Social Justice Documentary, Promised Land, Screens in Portland »

July 3rd, 2017: Social justice documentary, Promised Land, screening Monday, July 24, 2017; 6:30-8:30 pm; Riversgate Church, in Portland, OR. Film follows two Native American nations in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. Suggested Donation $5 (proceeds benefit the Chinook Nation).