You accomplished great things this year!

Dear Friend,

You are making a difference. This year, you stopped thousands of pounds of toxic pollution from pouring into the Columbia River. You stood up to dirty fossil fuels and demanded the U.S. government clean up dangerous nuclear waste along the Columbia’s shores at Hanford. And you offered hundreds of kids the chance to transform a former industrial site into thriving riverfront habitat.

Please make a year-end gift to ensure protection for the Columbia River and our climate is off to a strong start in 2020. Renew your membership, make a special gift, or become a member today. Your contribution will count toward our goal to raise $100,000 before December 31. 

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Need inspiration? Check out all the successes you made possible:

1.) Fighting Fossil Fuels

  • New fossil fuel terminals allowed in Portland thanks to the City's new ordinance: 0
  • New fossil fuel terminals you defeated in last decade: 12 
  • Tons of greenhouse gas prevented annually from coal, oil, and fracked gas projects: 200 million 
  • Dollars for clean energy generated each year by the Portland Clean Energy Fund: $40 million

2.) Stopping Pollution

  • Lawsuits to stop illegal pollution in the last three years: 14
  • Pounds of toxic pollution lawsuits prevented from entering the Columbia: 150,000
  • Dollars polluters paid to other nonprofit organizations as a result of lawsuits: $2,190,000

3.) Saving Salmon

  • Degrees F at which the river becomes too hot for salmon: 68
  • Number of days the Columbia River exceeded 68 degrees last summer: 70
  • Years that EPA’s plan to save salmon from hot water sat on a shelf before we sued: 18

4.) Engaging Communities

  • E. coli samples collected annually for Columbia River beaches: 220
  • People who viewed these data on our Swim Guide app: 62,000
  • Students who learned about clean water and ecosystems at Nichols Natural Area in 2019: 820
  • Conoce Tu Columbia bilingual radio shows and podcasts aired: 27

5.) Cleaning Up Hanford

  • People who attended the Hanford Journey, a partnership with Yakama Nation: 150
  • Amount of high-level radioactive and toxic waste the Trump administration wants to re-label as “low-level”: 100 million gallons
  • Number of public comments Columbia Riverkeeper submitted denouncing the administration's proposal: over 1000

The fight for clean water and our climate is urgent. The time is now. Please make a gift today to power more victories in 2020.


Thank you,

Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, and Columbia Riverkeeper Team

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