River Communities

We work shoulder to shoulder with people in dozens of diverse communities.

River communities are protecting the Columbia—whether fighting David-versus-Goliath battles against the fossil fuel industry or testing water quality to empower people to swim safely. Together, people are making a difference for clean water and strong salmon runs.

We work with river communities to:

  • Protect people from an onslaught of fossil fuel terminals like fracked gas, oil-by-rail, and coal export.
  • Test water quality at popular beaches.
  • Stop toxic pollution.
  • Break barriers to participation and engage diverse communities to protect clean water.
  • Advocate for cleanup of the most contaminated site in the Western Hemisphere, the Hanford Nuclear Site.
  • Tap the power of the people—and the courts—to fight for strong salmon runs.
  • Restore river habitat and inspire the next generation of river stewards.