Our latest action alerts, blog posts, and media highlights

21st Birthday + Earth Day!

Many activities come to mind when planning to celebrate our birthday on Earth Day:

Paddling along your favorite spot in the Columbia, planting trees, and setting intentions on how to protect clean air and water heading into spring and summer.

Perennial News

Fighting Fossil Fuels

Victory Over Fracked Gas Power Plant

Clean Water Victory

Stopping Pollution

Lawsuit Spurs Stricter Toxic Limits, New Water Pollution Permit Affecting Hundreds of Industrial Sites

Mega Dairy News

Stopping Pollution

Oregon Agencies Pause Work on Easterday CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) Permit on Former Lost Valley Farms Site

Saving Salmon:

Saving Salmon

What Will it Take to Save Salmon from Extinction?

Call It What It Is: White Terrorism

We at Columbia Riverkeeper stand in solidarity with Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and condemn the escalating racism and violence BIPOC people are facing. 

Time to Revoke Trump’s Nuclear Waste Rule


Yakama Nation and Washington state, along with Columbia Riverkeeper, Hanford Challenge, and the Natural Resources Defense Council, up the pressure on the Biden Administration. 

Homebodies and Waterbodies Recap

Dr. Arlene Blum, Executive Director with the Green Science Policy Institute, spoke about the harmful chemicals found in household items, how they end up in the river, their impacts, and what you can do.