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Black Lives Matter

We at Columbia Riverkeeper share the grief and anger over the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others who have lost their lives to violence fueled by racism.

No Puedo Respirar : I Can't Breathe

Senior Organizer, Ubaldo Hernández, reflects on the lack of justice for George Floyd and countless others by recalling the unjust killing of Elfego Torres, 20 years ago in the Columbia River Gorge

Q&A With Emilia Ponti

Conservation Director Dan Serres spoke with Emilia Ponti, a resident of Columbia County who founded Mothers for a Safe Columbia County to help draw attention to the dangers oil trains could bring to her community.

Tarballs on the Columbia

If you see tarballs or any other pollution report to Columbia Riverkeeper (541-387-3030) and the Oregon Emergency Response System at (1-800-452-0311).

FAQs on COVID-19 and Water Quality

Columbia Riverkeeper's Water Quality Director, Lorri Epstein, discusses questions around water quality and COVID-19, including risks to the river, and pathways for exposure.

Breaking News: Washington State Makes Historic Decision

“We applaud Gov. Inslee and the Washington Dept. of Ecology for standing strong to protect salmon, and the orcas that depend on salmon, from lethally hot water and oil pollution caused by the federal dams." -Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper.