Columbia Riverkeeper's members are community leaders, volunteers, and donors who share a vision for clean water.
Imagine a fairytale where a librarian and an artist, living in a cabin in an enchanted forest, slay the evil dragon who threatens their friends and family. That is Cheryl and Ted's story; two remarkable human beings who protected river communities from multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas terminals and pipelines.
Over 500 volunteers across the Columbia Basin made our 2017 Love Your Columbia Day a huge success. We celebrated with 15 different events and collected nearly 16,000 pounds of trash along the river. This tally doesn’t even include the acres of invasive weeds we cleared or the many community barbecues, float trips, and celebrations.
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“Why? It’s a mystery, isn’t it? The more I probe the Columbia, the deeper it flows and the smaller I get. What, of our place, could be more worth keeping?” -Robin Cody, Portland, OR
“No matter what type of background we come from, clean water is key to everything we hold dear, whether it’s the health of our human and natural communities or our regional economic vitality related to fishing, recreation, and tourism.” -Kate Goodnight, Hood River, OR
“Riverkeeper is a great agency with a great cause; it deserves all the support we can provide.” -Jose Maya, White Salmon, WA
“My children and their children depend on this river. Every stream I work on, every creek I cross, drains into the Columbia. Its course runs down the center of my world, and I’ll never stop trying to protect it.” -Rudy Salakory, Portland, OR
“I support and volunteer with Riverkeeper because experience has shown me that they get work done. I can’t imagine a better way to invest my time and money than to give it to knowledgeable and skilled folks who spend 24/7 protecting our river through education and action.” -Jan Zuckerman, Portland, OR
“Climate change is probably the greatest threat in history. No one does a better job fighting fossil fuel exports than Columbia Riverkeeper.” -Don Steinke, Vancouver, WA