Yakama and Lummi Nations
Call for Removal of Three Columbia River Dams


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?
Yakama Nation, supported by Lummi Nation, announced 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.

Climate Strike, Portland, Oregon photo by Rick Rappaport
News: Methanol Decision on Hold

Fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery provides insufficient information about its carbon footprint and environmental impact.

coal victory artwork, art by nina montenegro
Millennium Loses in Court

Great news! Millennium coal export terminal lost in court again. And this is a big one... 


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

The Playbook Issue: Pull back the curtain to share strategies and stories about how Riverkeeper is tackling corporate polluters, staving off fossil fuel giants, and inspiring people to fight for clean water.