Category: Blog

Author and Forager Langdon Cook’s Newest Book »

December 6th, 2017: Langdon Cook, Seattle-based author and forager, shares what inspired his latest book, “Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table.” It provides an in-depth and timely look at salmon—one of the last wild foods on our table.

Columbia Co. Board of Commissioners Approved the Port of St. Helens Rezone »

November 29th, 2017: “Local elected officials ignored input from hundreds of people who care about farms and quality of life in Columbia County. The county’s decision ignores local land use laws designed to protect farms, clean water, and public health.” -Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, Senior Organizer with Columbia Riverkeeper

What inspired you in 2017? »

November 24th, 2017: Dan Serres, Conservation Director, reflects on moments and milestones this year: “I am deeply inspired by the relentless activists resisting the United States’ largest oil train terminal."

Why I Fight for Clean Water »

November 14th, 2017: In today’s political climate, where “regulation” is a four-letter word, every child’s health is still Riverkeeper’s North Star. Everyone has the right to eat fish without fear of toxic pollution.

Breaking! More Nails in the Coal Export Coffin »

November 14th, 2017: This decision marks the fourth independent denial of project permits. Without these permits, Millennium cannot go forward.

Orange Is The New Port Commissioner! »

November 14th, 2017: Last week voters in Vancouver, Washington, overwhelmingly elected Don Orange, who opposes the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil train terminal, to the Port of Vancouver Commission. The oil industry funded nearly 90 percent of the opposition candidate's campaign. Orange’s victory signals the beginning of the end for the nation's largest oil-by-rail proposal.

Make a difference this 11/28/17 by joining #GivingTuesday! »

November 9th, 2017: [ November 28, 2017; ] Help kick off the giving season & make a difference Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, by joining #GivingTuesday to help redefine the giving spirit this holiday season. You too can be a part of a global day dedicated to giving back.

Youth Video: “We Are Still In” To Address Climate Change »

November 9th, 2017: Communities throughout the Northwest have been fighting to protect our region from dangerous fossil fuels for years. Youth understand the importance of this issue and the value of sticking with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Washington State Delivers Third Strike to Coal Export Terminal »

October 25th, 2017: The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) rejected a key state approval for Millennium’s proposed coal export terminal in Longview, Washington. In its decision, DNR cited Millennium’s failure to obtain multiple permits, inconsistencies in their site plans, missing critical information, and the overall best interest of the state as reasons for the denial. Because DNR manages state-owned aquatic lands, including the Columbia River, Millennium needs DNR’s approval to build new docks and dredge the river to make room for massive coal ships.

Lessons Learned Columbia Riverkeeper »

October 17th, 2017: "The outpouring of emotion during the fire demonstrates a deep love and concern for this special place. Sometimes it takes a threat to really appreciate how much something means to you." -Brett VandenHeuvel