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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.



Support Clean Water and Healthy Communities »

November 25th, 2014: Our wish for the New Year is that we all have clean water, strong salmon runs, and healthy communities. Right now our basic rights are threatened by fossil fuel exports and toxic pollution in the Columbia River.



Give Thanks this #GivingTuesday for Clean Water, Healthy Rivers and Our Future »

November 25th, 2014: [ December 2, 2014; ] WHAT IS #GIVINGTUESDAY? Give thanks this #GivingTuesday for Clean Water, Healthy Rivers for Our Future WHAT: Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. WHEN: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 WHO: Charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. HOW: Please visit us online [...]



River Cleanup on the Klickitat »

November 18th, 2014: [ November 23, 2014; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] What: River Cleanup - Local volunteers to collect trash from the most popular fishing places on the lower Klickitat River. When: Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10:00 am Where: Klickitat Trail Head Details: Bring your own gloves. Plastic bags will be provided. For more information email: klickitatriver@gmail.com  



10 Years of Victory over LNG Celebration! »

October 22nd, 2014: [ November 20, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] What: Pizza & Potluck celebration dinner! Bring a side dish or a dessert Where: Grace Episcopal Church - Parish Hall 1545 Franklin St., Astoria When: Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 PM Celebrate a major campaign milestone with Columbia Pacific Common Sense, Columbia Riverkeeper and the outstanding community that has protected the Columbia River from dangerous liquefied [...]



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.



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.