The Perks of Giving

Give!Guide is a fun way to make your year-end gift to Columbia Riverkeeper. Give $125 and receive a kayak or paddleboard tour of Willamette Falls. Donate on Big Give Days for a chance to win big prizes.

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New Challenge to NWIW Refinery:

Columbia Riverkeeper and our allies filed a federal lawsuit challenging a proposal for the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA. If successful, the lawsuit would cancel the project's federal permits and subsidies. 


CNN Reports on the Columbia:

Columbia Riverkeeper's Executive Director Brett VandenHeuvel explains to CNN how dams and climate change hurt Columbia River salmon—and the people and orcas that depend on them.


Hanford Cleanup Cutting Corners:

Tell the U.S. Department of Energy that its insufficient Hanford cleanup plan for 4.5 square miles along the Columbia River will endanger people, salmon, and the environment for thousands of years.


Toxic Dump Forgotten No More:

One of the most polluted spots on the Columbia—Bradford Island and surrounding waters, located near Bonneville Dam—is one step closer to real cleanup. Learn the latest developments and read strong editorials supporting cleanup.


November Spotlight:

Over 100 volunteers helped plant trees, spread mulch, and pull weeds at the Nichols Natural Area. The site is transforming thanks to our amazing volunteers who brave the elements to transform a former industrial site to thriving habitat.


Save the Date: 12/13

Join us at the "Blue Collar Burnout 10.0" party on Friday, December 13, 2019, 9 p.m., at River City Saloon for live music and a silent auction to benefit Columbia Riverkeeper.


Calendar of events:

  • Portland City Council Hearing on Fossil Fuel Zoning Code Ordinance: Today, November 20, 2019, 2 - 5 p.m., Portland City Council Chambers, 1221 SW 4th, Portland OR.
    Let’s come together and share our voices, combining our strengths to let industry know that we don’t want any new or expanded oil terminals. 
  • Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump on the Columbia: Today, November 20, 2019, come early for a pre-event reception no-host bar and light appetizers from 6 - 6:30 p.m., talk starts at 7 p.m.;
    Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR.
    Sense of Place talk with Lauren Goldberg, Columbia Riverkeeper; Rebeccah Winnier, Northwest Fish Hogs and Yakama Nation Tribal Member; and Laura Klasner Shira, Yakama Nation Fisheries Program.
  • “No LNG!” Rally: November 21, 2019, 11 a.m., Front steps of the State Capitol Building, Salem, OR.
    Urge Governor Brown and Oregon leaders to stand up to the Jordan Cove LNG project and Pacific Connector Pipeline in Southern Oregon. 
  • Willamette Week Give!Guide Big Give Days: Donate on Big Give Days for a chance to win some big prizes.
    • November 21, 2019: Portland Trail Blazers Fan Package
    • December 3, 2019: Brasada Ranch Getaway
    • December 5, 2019: PDX Foodie Package
    • December 12, 2019: Music Lover's Platinum Access Pass
    • December 19, 2019: Trek FX 1 Commuter Bike from Bike Gallery
    • December 26, 2019: #Exploregon Vacation Package
  • Volunteers Needed: Office administrative tasks such as basic data entry and stuffing envelopes. Two hours per week. Some tasks could be done from home.

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Hood River Office: 541-387-3030 | 407 Portway Avenue Suite 301 Hood River, OR 97031
Portland Office: 503-432-8927 | 1125 SE Madison Street Suite 103A Portland, OR 97214 

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