Canvass

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: canvass@columbiariverkeeper.org.

Alex Smith, Assistant Canvass Director

Alex Smith

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

Fred Harmon

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 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, and we are equally excited to welcome her on board!

Zachary Dulabon, Grassroots Canvasser

Zachary Dulabon

Zachary is the newest member to the Grassroots Canvass Team.  Most recently Zachary was a teaching intern at St. Johnsbury Academy in Jeju, an International School located in South Korea.   In college, Zachary was involved in local farmers’ markets and active in the food movement as well. He enjoys running and recreating throughout the Columbia Gorge on a regular basis.

Alex Mario Mijares, Grassroots Canvasser

Alex Mario Mijares

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!

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.