Columbia Riverkeeper: 20 Years Strong

Celebrate Columbia Riverkeeper’s 20th Anniversary fighting for clean water and a healthy climate: make a gift, renew your membership, or become a member. Help us keep fighting for another 20 years.

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ACT: Radioactive Fracking Waste Dumped Illegally in Oregon

Chemical Waste Management illegally buried over two million pounds of radioactive fracking waste. This is outrageous. Demand action from the Governor and Attorney General.


WATCH: Hanford—A Future Worth Fighting For

Watch our latest short film inspired by our collective legacy of tireless advocacy for cleanup at the Hanford Nuclear Site. Learn how you can help protect the remarkable people and places that depend on Hanford.


Thank You Governor Brown

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has called for the removal of four dams on the Lower Snake River to restore salmon, orcas, and human communities. Please thank Governor Brown for her historic act of leadership!


Bold Action for Clean Drinking Water

Mega-dairies in eastern Oregon pose enormous risks for drinking water. Oregon regulators are currently considering allowing another mega-dairy at the former Lost Valley site. We’re taking steps to protect drinking water from this proposal by asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to step in. 


20 Years of Victories: Dirty Coal-Fired Power Plant Shut Down

Every month in 2020 we’ll share an inspiring story of grit, passion, and success. This month’s feature: a 2011 legal victory to shut down Oregon’s only coal-fired power plant.


Member Spotlight: Lake Taco 

A big thank you to Mari and Enrique Ortega, owners of Lake Taco, for supporting community groups Organizing Latin Advocates (OLA) and Comunidades. “They’re long-term Gorge residents supporting the environmental social justice movement by feeding us good, healthy food,” said Ubaldo Hernández, Senior Organizer. “There’s a lot of ways to participate—for Mari and Enrique, food is the connection and the way they give support.” Say thanks to Lake Taco by liking them on Facebook.


Calendar of events:

  • Our River! Portland Harbor Community Coalition Meeting: February 20, 2020, at 6 p.m., Portland, OR.
    Senior Organizer, Ubaldo Hernández, will speak about Bradford Island cleanup updates at the Portland Harbor Community Coalition's meeting. 
  • Clean & Abundant Waters Lobby Day: February 25, 2020, 11 a.m., Olympia, WA.
    Help us support key legislation to help safeguard and protect the Columbia River and other waterways in Washington state. 
  • Everyone Can Be a Leader // Todos Pueden Ser Lideres: April 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m., White Salmon, WA.
    Exploring Nontraditional Community Leadership // Explorando el liderazgo comunitario no tradicional (Note: this conversation will take place in Spanish // Esta converscion se realizara en espanol.)
  • Nichols Natural Area Earth Month Work Party: April 25, 2020, 9 a.m., Hood River, OR.
    In order to restore Nichols Natural Area, a former industrial site into a thriving riparian habitat, we need your help with a few volunteer projects, including weeding and mulching.

Take Action:

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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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