Fighting everyday for clean water and healthy communities.

The Columbia Riverkeeper's Grassroots Canvass Team engages the public in Columbia River issues, shows people how to get involved, and helps raise funds.

Reach them via email:

Jess Brown, Grassroots Canvasser

Jess Brown's Bio Pic

Jess grew up in South Florida and moved to Oregon three years ago to attend graduate school for Chinese Medicine. She is now taking time off of school to pursue work in environmental conservation. She is excited to be working with Columbia Riverkeeper to preserve one of the most pristine wild areas in the country, the Columbia River Gorge, and to join the local fight against new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Rachel Mireles, Field Manager

Rachel Mireles

Originally from a small town in New Mexico, Rachel's first experience with non-profit work included making quilts for foster children in the area. From there she continued to work with other groups ranging from banning plastic bags to helping at food banks. She takes extreme pride in being part of a larger group of organizers dedicated to both educating the public and making concrete change. 

Lindsey Myers, Grassroots Canvasser

Lindsey Myers

Lindsey studied Marine Science at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and is a new arrival in the Pacific Northwest. She has an extensive background as a researcher, advocate, and volunteer for multiple environmental projects ranging from organizing river cleanups on the Iowa River, to educating visitors in the San Juan Islands about marine life and natural history. She is excited to bring her enthusiasm and passion for protecting marine wildlife and our nation’s waterways to our canvass team.

Victoria Wingell, Grassroots Canvasser

Victoria Wingell

Victoria was born and raised in New Jersey and first fell in love with the Pacific Northwest after spending some time in the Columbia River Gorge. She attended Pacific University to complete a degree in Environmental Policy and is excited to be working to preserve the river that brought her out west in the first place. In addition to canvassing for Columbia Riverkeeper, Victoria does conservation work with Pacific University staff and students.

Interested in Joining the Grassroots Canvass Team?

Riverkeeper is hiring a Grassroots Canvasser. Join our exceptional team of activists working to protect the Columbia River. 

Meet the Team

Riverkeeper’s team includes scientists, environmental lawyers, and community organizers. We work to organize and empower local communities, enforce environmental laws, and build strategic coalitions. Our mission is to protect and restore the Columbia River and all life connected to it.

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.