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Member Spotlight: Kris Gann »

January 28th, 2015: After eleven years of faithful service, Kris Gann stepped down from Columbia Riverkeeper’s Board of Directors in December. Kris brought great energy, intelligence, and local knowledge to our Board. She is a real estate broker in the Columbia River Gorge and, because of her commitment to the environment and her clients, Kris has completed the [...]



Pressure Mounts for Agencies to Deny Oregon LNG: DEQ to Hold Public Information Meetings this Week »

January 27th, 2015: What does vibrant stencil art and dense legal comments have in common? We use them both to protect the estuary from LNG.



Riverkeeper’s Clean Water Attorney, published in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law »

January 27th, 2015: Trapping beaver and removing beaver dams destroys habitat for young coho salmon, which are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. A recent article by Miles Johnson, Riverkeeper’s Clean Water Attorney, published in the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, discusses how we can use the Endangered Species Act to protect both beavers and the coho salmon.



Protected: Coal export investigation: Internal emails reveal why Corps took shortcut »

January 14th, 2015: There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.



Propane Export in PDX: Public Hearing this Tuesday »

January 9th, 2015: Join our friends from the Portland Audobon Society and the Climate Action Coalition on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 2:30pm to urge Portland to reject the proposed Pembina Propane Terminal. Because of Pembina's potential impact on nearby residents, the Columbia River, and our climate, Riverkeeper will ask the Portland Planning & Sustainability Commission to reject a change to Portland's environmental zoning rules that would allow Pembina to go forward.



We Met Our $100K Goal! »

December 22nd, 2014: Columbia Riverkeeper is people powered, literally. Thousands of you are showing up at public meetings, writing letters, talking to your neighbors, testing water quality, and inspiring others to stand up for our right to clean water.



Climate Legislation in the Works in Washington State »

December 22nd, 2014: On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced exciting climate legislation to limit carbon pollution. This is a big deal.



December Member Spotlight: Michal Kawka »

December 22nd, 2014: As an Adopt-a-River volunteer, Michal conducts quarterly habitat assessments and collects litter from his adopted stretch of river on the Lower Klickitat. Last month, towards the end of what was a busy and popular fishing season, he noticed an increase in the litter and garbage along the river. Taking matters into his own hands, Michal organized a river clean up and reached out to fisherman volunteers. They targeted the most popular fishing sites on the Klickitat and collected 12 bags of garbage estimated at over 350 pounds!



Happy Holidays from Columbia Riverkeeper »

December 19th, 2014: Wishing you laughter and cheer all during the season and throughout the New Year!



November Member Spotlight: Don and Alona Steinke »

November 25th, 2014: If you need an example of local superheros, look no further than Alona and Don Steinke. These two are part of the extremely strong backbone of citizen-led resistance to the mega-oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver and coal export in Washington. Their commitment to fighting climate change and protecting their community is unparalleled and inspirational.