Our Focus Areas

We unite people to fight for clean water and our climate.

Columbia Riverkeeper teams with river communities and works in solidarity with Tribal Nations to advocate for environmental and climate justice. We combine legacy advocacy, grassroots community organizing, free educational programming, and creative communications strategies to engage and center the communities most impacted by toxic pollution and climate change.

Together, we make a difference for everyone who relies on the Columbia River.

We take polluters to court when the government turns its back on illegal pollution. We advocate for stronger laws to reduce toxic pollution in fish and drinking water. And we push government agencies to take action for clean water.

The Columbia River is threatened by stunning new fossil fuel infrastructure projects—terminals, pipelines, and refineries. The good news? We are fighting back and winning!

The Columbia once produced more salmon than any river on Earth. Today, populations are a fraction of their historic size. We partner with Tribes to advocate for salmon and the cultures that rely on them.

From water quality monitoring to grassroots organizing in small communities threatened by fossil fuel projects, we work with amazing people who care about clean water, safe communities, and strong salmon runs.

The Hanford Nuclear Site is the most toxic place in America. And it’s located along the Columbia River. We work with Tribes and engage people in one of the most important cleanups in the world.

Columbia Riverkeeper is committed to keeping up with the latest threats and opportunities on the Columbia and its tributaries.

Canada geese on the Columbia River take flight from the Hanford Reach.

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Make a difference for everyone who relies on the lifeblood of the Pacific Northwest.