Thank you for doing your part.


Photo by Paloma Ayala.

I wanted to reach out to our amazing Columbia Riverkeeper members during this difficult time. I’m wishing you and your family good health in body, mind, and spirit. I know everyone is sacrificing to keep communities healthy. Thank you for doing your part.

The safety of our communities, members, and staff are Columbia Riverkeeper’s absolute highest priorities during this rapidly-changing and anxious time. Our staff is working from home and taking social distancing seriously. Our lawyers are challenging fracked gas, oil, and coal infrastructure, which continue to seek permits and government subsidies. Our community organizers are focusing on digital tools to communicate now and building campaigns for when life returns to normal. We will keep sharing victories and opportunities to engage.

Your continued membership support is critical to protect clean water. Thanks to your support, Columbia Riverkeeper is continuing to fight for clean water every day. We do this work together because we all value clean water, clean air, a healthy climate, good government, and public participation. We also value the healing power of nature and vow to protect our ecosystems.

Yesterday, I took a break from my desk and took a walk with my kids. I saw families soaking up the sunshine (keeping our appropriate distance!), kids building forts and playing tag in yards, young explorers catching bugs in a vacant lot, and a mother and her three little ones gathered around the white flowers of a blooming tree taking in the intoxicating smell of spring.

I hope you can find solace in the healing power of nature, even if it is from within your home. Let’s stay safe and take care of each other.


In this Issue: It’s time to celebrate 20 years of amazing victories for clean water. Each of you makes Columbia Riverkeeper a force for good in these challenging times.