Category: Blog

Canvass Hits the Road to Oppose LNG in Astoria »

August 26th, 2014: Our Canvass Team hit the road for Astoria this summer to oppose the LNG export terminal being proposed by Oregon LNG. They sparked renewed energy into the community for the fight against LNG, and results were incredible...

August Member Spotlight: Gayle Kiser »

August 26th, 2014: Gayle Kiser. Longview, WA to Ripon, CA. For the last eight years, Gayle has been a true hero for the Columbia River, Longview, and Riverkeeper. Gayle is a key reason why the Longview LNG group transitioned into such amazing activists even after the pipeline threat was gone. She is fearless, smart, and hard-working. She is moving to Ripon, CA, to be near her son and grandchildren. We'll miss you!

Summary of Columbia Riverkeeper Dams Settlement »

August 4th, 2014: August 4, 2014 Columbia Riverkeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Case No. 2:13-md-02494-LRS Background: The U.S Army Corps of Engineers owns and operate eight large hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River and Snake River. Over the last six years, Columbia Riverkeeper received dozens of spill response notices that the dams spilled oil, some of which contains [...]

Open House at Columbia Riverkeeper: Celebrate First Friday with us! »

July 31st, 2014: [ August 1, 2014; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Stop by Columbia Riverkeeper's First Friday Open House for a fun afternoon for all ages. There will be a photobooth and drinks provided by Naked Winery & Pfriem Family Brewing and snacks.

Sustainable Agriculture 2014 »

July 22nd, 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.

Eat Fish, Hold the Pollution »

July 22nd, 2014: 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 [...]

July Member Spotlight: Paloma Ayala »

July 22nd, 2014: 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.

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

July 21st, 2014: 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.

Public Comment: Will ConnectOregon funds Subsidize Coal and Oil »

July 21st, 2014: [ 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.

June Member Spotlight: Dave Berger »

June 24th, 2014: Dave Berger. Klickitat County, WA – Dave learned what the Lorax meant when it proclaimed “I speak for the trees” from his granddaughter Milena. Dave has dedicated his life to speaking for the trees and the Columbia River. He is entering his seventh year as a volunteer in the Water Quality Monitoring program, monitoring sites on both the Columbia and the Klickitat Rivers.