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.
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Alex Smith, Assistant Canvass Director
Alex's favorite part of his job is providing opportunities for people to get involved in issues they care deeply about. He not only enjoys protecting, and preserving our river, but also working on important issues that matter greatly to the Columbia Riverkeeper family. Alex identifies supportive people who want to join Riverkeeper and help us secure the future of all our rivers.
Fred Harmon, Grassroots Canvasser
As a young adult Fred moved from Phoenix, Arizona to Portland, Oregon to attend seminary and to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. As a member of the Columbia Riverkeeper canvassing team Fred considers it an honor and privilege to help protect and preserve the Columbia River and the Beautiful Pacific Northwest that he has now called home for over three decades.
Lindsey Myers, Grassroots Canvasser
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, and we are equally excited to welcome her on board!
Olivia Patick, Grassroots Canvasser
Following an internship with our sister organization, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Olivia worked with the US Forest Service and the National Park Service as an Interpretive Ranger. She has a solid background in promoting environmental stewardship through face-to-face interactions with the public, and particularly enjoys the challenge of bringing locals together under the common goal of protecting the Columbia River. “Riverkeeper taught me it’s dedication and passion that allows non-profits to succeed while also inspiring me to advocate for my local waterways.” Welcome to the club, Olivia!
Alex Mario Mijares, Grassroots Canvasser
Alex (or Mario, as we call him in the office) joins our canvass team with a wealth of experience in grassroots activism. Most recently, Mario volunteered with OPAL Environmental Justice as an organizer in training and is also on the steering committee for Bus Riders Unite, building community with bus riders and organizing campaigns with mentors. He also was involved in the recent passage of the Portland Clean Energy Fund and a volunteer speaker with the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led national movement working to build America’s largest army of climate champions. We are so grateful to have a passionate environmental activist like Mario on our crew!
Riverkeeper is hiring a Grassroots Canvasser. Join our exceptional team of activists working to protect the Columbia River.
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.
Take a stand for clean water and healthy communities. Your membership protects and restores the mighty Columbia River now and for future generations.