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Rise Up! New River Currents Newsletter is Live

Our latest newsletter features incredible stories of people fighting for the places they love. From Yakama Nation tribal members standing up against energy developers to a new Latina/o/x-led organization in the Columbia Gorge to a fossil-fuel victory musical, get lost in our inspiring—and thought provoking—newsletter.


Zenith: A Fossil Fuel Facility in the Heart of Portland

Our Staff Attorney Erin Saylor gives you in-depth details and latest updates on Zenith Energy’s Portland Terminal. Together, we can protect our climate and the Columbia from oil-by-rail.


Worth Watching: “Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump”

Get inspired by cultural and science experts from Yakama Nation. Learn how the Biden administration could end decades of cleanup delay at one of the most toxic sites on the Columbia River: Bradford Island and surrounding waters.


Secret Swimming Spots and Beaches

Check out our favorite swimming spots and beaches along the lower Columbia River. Most of the places are conveniently accessible from Portland and Vancouver. But before you go, make sure you check our Swim Guide app to ensure the water is safe to swim.


Congratulations Jaime Pinkham

Congratulations to former Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Executive Director Jaime Pinkham, who was tapped by the Biden administration for a top position overseeing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' civil works program. A champion for Columbia River Treaty Tribes, Jaime’s appointment will increase Native American representation in critical federal government decisions at the Army Corps, including the future of hydroelectric dams and fossil fuel pipelines.


Take Action:

  • Act Now for Hanford: Call on the Biden administration to rescind a dangerous nuclear-waste rule that threatens people’s health and the Columbia River.

  • Clean Up Bradford Island: Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to list the Bradford Island cleanup site on the National Priorities List.


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