CLEAN WATER: WE'LL FIGHT FOR IT

 

Columbia Riverkeeper works to protect, restore, and care for the Columbia River.
 
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How we do it.

 
Protect

We protect Columbia River communities and habitat from new threats, such as fossil fuel export terminals and intensive industrial development.

Restore

We restore our right to clean water and healthy fish by reducing toxic pollution.

Care

We care for the river by providing hands-on opportunities for diverse communities to engage with their river.

Breaking News
Salmon leaping over Lyle Falls, Photo by Peter Marbach
Legal Victory Against EPA

“Because of today’s victory, EPA will finally write a comprehensive plan to deal with dams’ impacts on water temperature and salmon survival” -Brett VandenHeuvel

No Methanol Activists in Olympia, WA
Methanol FOIA Lawsuit

Columbia Riverkeeper sues Department of Energy for withholding information about financial aid for a proposed petrochemical plant.

Columbia Riverkeeper Paddle Trip on the Hanford Reach on July 26, 2015. Riverkeeper hosts this paddle trip biannually as an opportunity to educate the public about Hanford’s cleanup. Photo by Sara Quinn
New Hanford Report

Read about competing visions for Hanford’s future—from the perspectives of tribal nations, the federal government, and the states of Oregon and Washington—will determine Hanford’s nuclear legacy. 

HOW WE WORK

We use legal advocacy and community organizing to stop pollution, fight fossil fuel terminals, save salmon, build stewardship, and clean up Hanford.

IS IT SAFE TO SWIM?

We monitor the water for bacteria at popular recreation sites along the Columbia. Download Swim Guide today for safety updates. 

River Currents Newsletter Out

The Climate Issue: Why Does Climate Change Matter to the Columbia?; How We Fight–and Win; Talking to Kids about Climate Change; and more

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

Take a stand for clean water and healthy communities. Your membership protects and restores the mighty Columbia River now and for future generations.