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Riverkeeper Field Trip »

October 22nd, 2014: Last week Columbia Riverkeeper’s entire staff converged in Columbia City and Astoria for a field trip, and listening sessions with local activists. We had the pleasure of hearing our friends to share their stories of why they love the Columbia and why they work to protect it. A special thank you to Paulette & Jim [...]

October Member Spotlight: Kristine Hopkins »

October 22nd, 2014: Kristine Hopkins Kristine started as a Water Quality Monitor in 2012 and today helps the Portland office with projects and events. She is a forward thinking, insightful and hardworking with a strong commitment to protect our rivers. Her belief that we all have a moral obligation to be a part of protecting our water, air, and [...]

Radioactive Waste Cleanup Deadlines at Hanford »

October 20th, 2014: The U.S. Department of Energy (Energy) missed a major cleanup deadline at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and now the agency’s regulator, the Environmental Protection Agency, is planning to start levying fines of up to $10,000 per week.

State approves extension for leaking Hanford tank cleanup »

October 1st, 2014: The Washington Department of Ecology agreed to allow a three-month extension to complete waste removal from the leaking double-shell tank AY-102 at the Hanford nuclear site.

Gathering at Pfriem »

October 1st, 2014: [ October 2, 2014; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Join Columbia Riverkeeper as we gather in the Gorge for an informal discussion on the parallels between the Columbia River and the Mekong River basin's history.

Community Protests Oil Trains on Greenspace »

September 24th, 2014: Dozens of Columbia County residents took over public greenspace between the P&W railroad and Highway 30 with colorful signs opposing dangerous oil trains traveling through their communities.

Local Author Shares Thoughts on Port Westward Terminal »

September 24th, 2014: Jim Lichatowich, an award-winning author, shares his thoughts about salmon recovery and oil spills. How much will crude oil shipping at Port Westward add to the salmon recovery bill? How much will it add to the burden of climate change?

September member spotlight: Tracy Prescott MacGregor & Scott MacGregor »

September 24th, 2014: Tracy Prescott MacGregor and Scott MacGregor organized and hosted a Farm to Table dinner to Save Port Westward on Sept. 6, 2014 at their farm near Port Westward, Columbia County Oregon. Our hosts opened their home and hearts to us all. The passion and dedication to place, expressed in a myriad of ways, is an inspiration to all of us at Columbia Riverkeeper.

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!