Love Your Columbia Summer Virtual Events

RSVP Today: Author talks conservation, oil-by-rail's last stand, debate on tribal rights heats up

You’re invited: Love Your Columbia Summer Virtual Events

We’re excited to share Columbia Riverkeeper’s “Love Your Columbia Community” summer virtual series. Online events feature our incredible environmental lawyers, community organizers, scientists, and partners who work every day to protect the Columbia. Get inspired to fight for clean water and our climate.

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Love Your Columbia Summer 2021 Programming
  • Michelle Nijhuis, Beloved Beasts
    Conservation History for the Curious Featuring Michelle Nijhuis, author of “Beloved Beasts: Fighting for Life in an Age of Extinction”

    June 16, 2021, 7:30 p.m. 

    Think you know conservation? Get the bigger picture. Join Columbia Riverkeeper Communications Coordinator Karina Sahlin and award-winning author Michelle Nijhuis for an intimate discussion on the history of modern conservation, from the early battles to save “fuzzy mammals” to the current fight to shift global priorities from extinction to abundance.

  • Zenith rally, 2021, rick rappaport
    Oil-by-Rail’s Last Stand: The Zenith Energy Story

    July 22, 2021, 12 p.m.

    The City of Portland can stop a massive oil-by-rail terminal: Zenith Energy. The State of Oregon can, too. But will they? Community Organizer Kate Murphy leads a panel discussion with Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Policy Analyst Julie Carter and Columbia Riverkeeper Staff Attorney Erin Saylor. Julie and Erin will cover the oil industry's dismal year, how Tribes and Columbia River communities stopped the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal in 2018, and why Zenith Energy took root in Portland. You'll walk away inspired to convince decisionmakers to stop Zenith’s fossil fuel hub.

  • golden eagle flying
    Debate on Tribal Rights Heats Up: Stand in Solidarity with the Yakama Nation

    July 27, 2021, 12 p.m.

    Rye Development proposes the Northwest’s largest pumped storage hydroelectric development along the banks of the Columbia River near the John Day Dam, threatening to destroy tribal cultural resources for speculative energy return. Join Columbia Riverkeeper Staff Attorney Simone Anter as we talk to Elaine Harvey, Kah-milt-pa Band Member and Traditional Food Gatherer, Chairman Takala of the Yakama Nation, and others impacted by this misguided, socially unjust development.  

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