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Swim Guide makes it easy to find local beaches and learn if it's safe to swim. Columbia Riverkeeper tracks water quality conditions at Columbia River beaches and adds more beaches to our database every year. We all have the right to swim and enjoy the river without worrying about getting sick. Download Swim Guide today. Water quality monitoring launched June 4.
Hanford Journey Event Inspires Next Generation of Advocates
Over 150 people gathered along the Columbia’s scenic Hanford Reach for The Hanford Journey, a day-long event to celebrate the legacy of Yakama Nation leader Dr. Russell Jim and demand a thorough cleanup at Hanford. Speakers, including Yakama Nation Chairman JoDe Goudy, called on the United States government to ensure Hanford cleanup protects all people that rely on the Columbia River.
Demand Government Cleanup at Columbia River Toxic Cleanup Site
For over 40 years, the U.S. government dumped toxic pollution in and along the Columbia’s shorelines at Bradford Island, located within the Bonneville Dam complex in Multnomah County, Oregon. The area is a historical tribal fishing area. And today tribal people and diverse communities use the area for subsistence and recreational fishing—despite advisories warning not to eat resident fish. Read our factsheet for an overview of the issue and take action.
Did you see this article in the Seattle Times, “As controversial Washington methanol plant moves along, opposing group criticizes one lawmaker’s role”? Northwest Innovation Works is paying Rep. Richard DeBolt, a sitting legislator, a six-figure salary to promote the Kalama methanol refinery. Rejecting donations from the fossil fuel industry is the new litmus test of politicians. But Rep. DeBolt is literally on the payroll of a fossil fuel corporation. Even worse, he organized meetings with the Department of Ecology and Governor’s Office to promote the methanol refinery.
Carlos Marroquin volunteers with Riverkeeper's Conoce tu Columbia radio show and podcast. “Carlos helps bring bilingual environmental information to Latino communities along the Columbia River,” explains Riverkeeper’s community organizer and Conoce tu Columbia producer, Ubaldo Hernández. Carlos raised his family in the Columbia River Gorge and worked as an educator at the Hood River Middle School. Currently, Carlos works for a company that produces educational audio services. We salute Carlos for volunteering to create informative and inspiring Conoce tu Columbia shows. The show airs live every other Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. on Radio Tierra 95.1 FM Hood River. Listen to archived shows at columbiariverkeeper.org/en-espanol.
Calendar of events:
Happy Hour for Habitat: Today, June 19, 2019, 6 - 7:30 p.m. Nichols Natural Area, 1 Nichols Parkway Hood River, OR. Help restore a former industrial site into a thriving riparian habitat.
The Recycled Rain Project: June 1-30, 2019. Ford Gallery, Portland, OR. Portland artists have come together to create original works with collected rainwater.
The Lummi Nation Annual Totem Pole Journey: June 20 - 22, 2019. Lummi Reservation near Bellingham, WA. The Totem Journey honors the captive orca, Tokitae, and brings attention to the plight of the Southern Resident orca population and the need to repair and restore the Salish Sea.
¡Explorando Festival!: June 22, 2019, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Colwood Golf Course, in Portland, OR. Celebrate nature in the city and the environment of the Columbia Slough at the 17th annual ¡Explorando Festival! Free event hosted by Columbia Slough Watershed Council includes guided canoe trips, live music, folk dancing, storytelling, arts & crafts, workshops, and more.