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In the sports world, a playbook describes a team’s strategies and plays. Our latest newsletter pulls back the curtain to share strategies and stories about how we're tackling corporate polluters, staving off fossil fuel giants, and inspiring people to fight for clean water.
People in the Pacific Northwest know that oil trains are reckless. Oil trains pose unacceptable risks to public safety, health, and clean water. Send a powerful message to the State of Oregon: Protect communities and the Columbia from oil-by-rail.
On June 25, the Port of Vancouver passed a resolution against new bulk fossil fuel terminals. The same day, the Port received the largest shipment of wind turbines in its history. Exciting, right? This is a victory for Vancouver and for communities throughout the region.
Hats off to our partners at the Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Verde, and many others who organized another successful ¡Explorando Festival! This annual, bilingual family event offers nature-based activities in Spanish and English for all ages. The theme this year was ¡Sin Plastico! (No Plastic). Over 250 people attended and enjoyed free guided canoe trips, music, folk dancing, and more.
Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump—Community Forum on Bradford Island Cleanup: August 6, 2019, 6 p.m., Cascade Locks, OR. Did you know that resident fish containing some of the highest levels of cancer-causing PCBs in the Pacific Northwest were caught in the Mid-Columbia near Bonneville Dam? For over 40 years, the U.S. government dumped toxic pollution in and along the Columbia’s shorelines at Bradford Island. Learn about the cleanup, fish advisories, and how you can get involved to hold the government accountable. Door prizes and complimentary smoked salmon.
Columbia Slough Watershed Council, Columbia Slough Regatta: August 11, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Portland, OR. Regatta celebrates recreation opportunities on Portland’s hidden gem of local waterways, the Columbia Slough. Regatta is not actually a race; this family friendly event is a fun paddle for experienced paddlers and novice paddlers alike.
Instagram Photo Contest: Now - September 1, 2019. Having fun on the Columbia this summer? Post your favorite photo of the Columbia River on Instagram and use the hashtags #LoveYourColumbia and #AmaTuColumbia. First prize wins a kayak rental for two from eNRG Kayaking in Portland.
Take Action: Protect Our Climate Tell the Washington Department of Ecology to say “No!” to a climate disaster: a proposal for the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.