Category: Blog

Ubaldo Hernández’s Journey »

August 17th, 2017: Ubaldo has a favorite proverb that captures his passion for clean water: “El hombre llevó a su hijo al río y le dijo, ‘Esta es tu herencia, te lo dejo todo.’” In English it reads, “The man brought his son to the river and told him, ‘This is your inheritance. I leave everything to you.’’’ He added, we are entrusted with protecting clean water, whether we grew up along the Columbia or immigrated to the Columbia Basin from elsewhere.

“From Source to Sea” »

August 17th, 2017: Photographer, Peter Marbach, shares his unique perspective having traveled along the Columbia’s 1,243 miles, photographing riverscapes, wildlife, and the people who live and work along the river while taking in the sights and sounds of salmon migration.

“Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015″ »

August 14th, 2017: As some federal legislators move to stifle salmon recovery and science, we're releasing new research on how the Snake River dams affect water temperature and salmon migration. In 2015, hot water killed 250,000 sockeye salmon in the Columbia River basin.

Columbia Riverkeeper White Paper Resources »

August 14th, 2017: Resources via White Paper: "Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015" by Matthew Shultz, MESc & Miles Johnson, JD

Astoria Passes Oil Resolution »

August 8th, 2017: City of Astoria Opposes Oil-by-Rail along the Columbia River: We salute the amazing community activists from the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATe) who drafted the initial resolution and spearheaded this effort.

Deny Stormwater Permit and Reject Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal »

August 8th, 2017: It’s hard to imagine a bigger threat to the Columbia River, our safety, and our climate than the Tesoro Savage oil-by-rail terminal. You can help stop it. Tesoro’s reckless proposal—which would bring up to five dangerous oil trains each day down the Columbia River—is nearing a decision point. Help stop Tesoro: Take action to oppose Tesoro’s water pollution permit.

We Strongly Support Portland’s Decision to Fight for the Fossil Fuel Policy »

August 3rd, 2017: August 2, 2017: Portland City Council voted unanimously, 5 to 0, to appeal a decision by Oregon’s Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) that found Portland’s fossil fuel terminal zoning amendments restricting new major fossil fuel infrastructure unconstitutional. The Oregon State Court of Appeals will hear appeals on the case.

Green Drinks ft. Riverkeeper 8/7 in Hood River »

July 24th, 2017: [ August 7, 2017; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Join Gorge Owned on Monday, August 7, 2017, from 5:30-7:00 pm for Green Drinks at The Griffin House in Hood River. Learn why the Columbia is a target for fossil fuel exports and how river communities have bagged major victories against the deep-pocketed fossil fuel industry.

July Member Spotlight: Kate Sundberg, Summer Intern »

July 20th, 2017: We’re lucky to have Kate Sundberg serving as a summer intern in our Hood River office. Kate is busy coordinating events and cleanups for Love Your Columbia Day 2017. She is also helping with phone banking, Nichols Natural Area restoration, and member stewardship. Originally from Sarasota, FL, Kate attends Wesleyan University in Connecticut where she is studying Chemistry and Environmental Studies. Kate's easy-going, can-do attitude is a great addition to our team. Thanks for all your work, Kate!

Get Wet! »

July 19th, 2017: Spending time in Portland this summer? You don’t need to travel far for a refreshing dip in the Columbia River. You’ll find sandy beaches, sun-drenched shorelines, and shady riverside hideouts. Here are some of our favorite swimming holes and tips for staying safe in the mighty Columbia. Grab your beach towel and we’ll see you in the river!