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Columbia Riverkeeper works to protect, restore, & care for the Columbia River.



How we do it:


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


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


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

What's new?
Dammed to Extinction Movie Poster
Let's Go to the Movies 11/12

“Dammed to Extinction" chronicles the plight of Chinook salmon and the unique orcas that depend on them. 

Portland Fossil Fuel Resolution press conference
Save the Date: 11/20

Join Us to Support Implementation of Portland’s Landmark Fossil Fuel Ordinance!

Yakama and Lummi Nations Announce a Bold Vision:

A Columbia River teaming with salmon, a restored Celilo Falls, and a Pacific Northwest powered by clean energy that does not drive salmon and orca to extinction.

Rocky Reach Dam
Rocky Reach Dam Spills Over 300 Gallons of Oil into Columbia River

Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD), reports that the Rocky Reach Dam spilled over 300 gallons of hydraulic oil into the Columbia River.

bradford island location, photo with labels
Proposal for New Superfund on Columbia River: Bradford Island

The U.S. government is responsible for dumping toxic pollution in one of the most popular fishing areas in Mid-Columbia.

Climate Strike, Portland, Oregon photo by Rick Rappaport
Washington Department of Ecology Finds Methanol Refinery Review Incomplete

Kalama Methanol refinery provided insufficient information about its carbon footprint and environmental impact.


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


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

River Currents Newsletter Out

We the People Issue: How your Columbia Riverkeeper membership is promoting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; the 50th anniversary of the seminal case Sohappy v. Smith; and annual financial report.