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"Love Your Columbia Series"

Get inspired to fight for clean water and our climate.

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Check out recordings from our virtual event series, “Love Your Columbia.” The webinars feature our incredible environmental lawyers, community organizers, scientists, and partners who work every day to protect the Columbia. Visit to register for upcoming webinars and view the archive.

  1. Renowned Authors and Poets Inspire
    Award-winning author Michelle Nijhuis joins Columbia Riverkeeper 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. And Claudia Castro Luna and Tyrone Thompson Ross (Wyampum Nez Perce) offer poetry readings inspired by the Columbia.
  2. Indigenous People and Tribal Government Leaders Share Insights
    Yakama Nation science and cultural experts share the untold story of how the U.S. government dumped toxic waste near Bonneville Dam for decades in “Forgotten Toxic Waste Dump: The Bradford Island Story.” Also check out “Debate on Tribal Rights Heats Up” featuring the chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and a Yakama Nation traditional food gatherer as they detail the cultural underpinnings for opposition to Rye Development’s pumped-storage hydroelectric development.
  3. Get the Inside Scoop on Campaigns and Lawsuits
    From fighting fossil fuels to saving salmon threatened by aging hydroelectric dams, get the skinny on how we’re mobilizing grassroots action and winning in court. Our most recent webinar breaks down the oil industry's dismal year, how Tribes and Columbia River communities stopped the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal in 2018, and how we can stop the Zenith Energy oil-by-rail terminal.
  4. La Comunidad Latina Shares Perspectives
    Columbia Riverkeeper Senior Organizer Ubaldo Hernández hosts a panel discussion with staff from Comunidades, Beyond Toxics, and Northwest Alternatives to Pesticides. Panelists share perspectives on the environmental advocacy movement and how their organizations are working to prevent pollution and protect people’s health.
  5. Scientists Break Down the Latest on Toxic Pollution
    Dr. Arlene Blum, executive director with the Green Science Policy Institute, details impacts from harmful chemicals found in household items, how they end up in the river, and what you can do.
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