Welcome to the "Love Your Columbia Community"
Featuring a seasonal series of virtual support and activism, inspiration, and conversations on digital platforms
We’ve teamed up with our incredible network of environmental lawyers, community organizers, scientists, and our partners who work everyday to protect the Columbia.
The deputy director of Coalition of Communities of Color, shares the historic effort to pass the Portland Clean Energy Fund ballot initiative.
Retired librarian and tireless Columbia Riverkeeper volunteer shares stories of how communities stopped multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas terminals and pipelines.
Natalie Swan (Yakama) pays tribute to her uncle and mentor, Atwai Dr. Russel Jim, who created a legacy fighting for Hanford cleanup, abundant salmon, and tribal and cultural sovereignty.
Columbia Riverkeeper's Dan Serres' behind the scene tales of the coal industry’s attempt to site North America’s largest coal export terminal along the Columbia’s shores will make your blood boil.
Arlene Burns, mayor of the City of Mosier, OR! She recalls the catastrophe of an oil-train derailment and explosion that thrust her and the small town of Mosier into the national spotlight, and what helped activists rally to defeat a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia.
Kat Brigham, chair of the Board of Trustees of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Chair Brigham reflects on the decades-long fight for tribal fishing rights on the Columbia, the successful campaign to convince Oregon to adopt the nation’s most protective water pollution limits, and a lifetime breaking barriers for Indigenous people and women.
We were joined by Claudia Castro Luna (author) and Tyrone Thompson Ross (Wyampum Nez Perce) for poetry readings and conversations to celebrate a special book release
We recently hosted a roundtable discussion about the frightening consequences that delayed cleanup could have at one of Hanford’s most high-risk facilities that houses one-third of all radioactivity
Learn from attorneys on the frontlines of litigation challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle laws that protect clean air and water
An inspiring conversation with two Native American civic leaders, Cathy Sampson-Kruse and Emily Washines, as they shared images and events that influenced their lives.
Columbia Riverkeeper's Senior Attorney Miles Johnson shares a recap from the "Removing Lower Snake River Dams to Protect Salmon and Orcas" virtual presentation.
Tune in for conversations with our two community organizers, Kate and Ubaldo, as they dig deep about "How to Protect Doing What You Love During COVID-19."
Tune in to Conoce tu Columbia, Riverkeeper’s bilingual Spanish-language radio show. Through inspiring interviews, music, and commentary, the program shares stories of people who protect our health and water from pollution. Listen live from 7 - 8 pm on Radio Tierra 95.1 FM Hood River or find archived episodes below.
Share your insights and love of the Columbia River in the "Love Your Columbia Community" Facebook group.
Sustain our fight for the next 20 years.