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Love Your Columbia Community 2021 Spring Events

In case you missed it, we’re excited to share recordings of Columbia Riverkeeper’s 2021 spring series. Videos feature our incredible environmental lawyers, community organizers, scientists, and partners who work every day to protect the Columbia. Watch today! 


Saving Salmon: What Will it Take to Save Salmon from Extinction? 

Get up to speed on how people are coming together with new approaches to protect the Northwest’s iconic salmon, including a groundbreaking plan from Representative Mike Simpson. Speakers include: Dr. Sammy Matsaw, member of the Shoshone Bannock Tribes, Research Biologist, and Co-founder of River Newe; Columbia Riverkeeper’s Executive Director, Brett VandenHeuvel; Natural Resources Defense Council’s Senior Attorney, Giulia Good Stefani; and Defenders of Wildlife’s Northwest Representative, Robb Krehbiel. Learn more

Environmental Advocacy: Perspectives from the Comunidad Latina.

Hear perspectives on the environmental advocacy movement and discuss how organizations are working to prevent pollution and protect public health. Columbia Riverkeeper Senior Organizer, Ubaldo Hernández, hosts panel discussion with Lisa Muñoz, Program Director of Comunidades, Ana Molina from Beyond Toxics, and Dominica Navarro from Northwest Alternatives to Pesticides. Learn more

Homebodies and Waterbodies: Learn about the harmful chemicals potentially lurking in your home and what you can do to reduce them.

We’re all spending a lot of time at home to stay safe during the pandemic, but some of the chemicals found in our homes and everyday products are harmful to our health and the environment. Join Columbia Riverkeeper and Dr. Arlene Blum, Executive Director with the Green Science Policy Institute, to learn about the harmful chemicals found in household items, how they end up in the river, their impacts, and what you can do. Learn more

The Fight Against Fossil Fuels: What’s Happening and What’s Next?

Interested in learning more about Columbia Riverkeeper’s efforts to stop dirty fossil fuels? Join a conversation with our conservation director, Dan Serres, and staff attorney, Erin Saylor, as they discuss the status of our current work to protect the Columbia River from fossil fuel infrastructure like pipelines and refineries. Topics covered will include the Kalama methanol refinery, Zenith Energy, Port Westward, the Perennial fracked gas power plant, and others. Learn more

Attend our upcoming “Love Your Columbia Community” events to get inspired to fight for clean water and our climate.