Help meet our $15,000 match!

Support outdoor youth education and donors will match your gift!

Restore, educate, and get your gift matched

Kids today spend a lot of time in front of screens—cell phones, tablets, and TVs. Many kids aren't as connected to nature as previous generations. One author calls this "Nature Deficit Disorder," and the way we can fix it is by educating kids about nature and giving them more time outside. If kids don't feel connected to their environment, they won't have a desire to protect it. That's one reason why Columbia Riverkeeper acquired a conservation easement on the south end of the Nichols Boat Basin on the Hood River Waterfront. We are creating an outdoor classroom for local students and restoring wildlife habitat. 

You can help educate the next generation and transform the former industrial site into the Nichols Natural Area by making a donation today. Thanks to several committed donors, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $15,000.

Columbia Riverkeeper is transforming the Nichols Natural Area into a living laboratory. More than 700 students visit the site each year to learn about ecology, restoration, and history. Students monitor water quality, plant trees, and remove invasive weeds. Your gift will restore the site into a vibrant greenspace and education the next generation.

Donate before the end of the year and take advantage of the matching funds that make your gift that much more powerful!