Communicating complex scientific, and legal ideas can be a challenge
Columbia Riverkeeper in Your Newsfeed
When there’s an issue that pops up about the Columbia River, Columbia Riverkeeper is one of the first calls reporters make. We are a trusted source because we value honesty and integrity. Communicating complex scientific, and legal ideas can be a challenge. Our team is always looking for new and interesting ways to tell compelling stories that inspire action to protect clean water and our climate. For example, we built an interactive story map published in English and Spanish teaching the public about Hanford cleanup in a visually digestible website for students. To reach Latino/a/x/e communities, Senior Organizer Ubaldo Hernández hosts Conoce Tu Columbia, a bilingual radio show and podcast. To drive interest about water quality and toxics, we host webinars to reach new audiences online.
Our promise: keep you up to speed on the issues facing the Columbia River and surrounding communities. In 2022, news media across the Pacific Northwest and the country featured Columbia Riverkeeper’s work a whopping 750 times. The story of the Columbia River doesn’t stop with us. Thank you for being a part of those stories by sharing them with your friends and family as we keep these issues alive and front of mind. Here is a look at our work in 2022 through the media lens.
Riverkeeper settles with timber company Weyerhaeuser for $600,000 after water quality violations
The Daily News
“People rely on the Columbia for clean water and strong salmon runs. No corporation, including Weyerhaeuser, has the right to flout the law and pollute this irreplaceable river. The requirements of this agreement will see significant steps to reduce pollution at this massive facility.” Simone Anter, Staff Attorney
Riverkeeper, Youth Corps partner for conservation work Columbia
“Over the years, these crews have done a lot of hard work at the (Nichols Natural Area) site, but beyond the physical work at the site, I want students to take away an understanding of the important role of riparian habitats, and I also hope they build their own personal connection to this place and the river.” Lorri Epstein, Water Quality Director
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