Our Work

Legal advocacy and community organizing stop pollution, fight fossil fuels, save salmon, engage communities, and clean up Hanford.

STOPPING POLLUTION

Clean water: we'll fight for it.

Columbia Riverkeeper fights for clean water. 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.

FIGHTING FOSSIL FUELS

Fracked gas, coal, oil: not on our watch.

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

SAVING SALMON

Salmon need clean, cool water.

Riverkeeper fights to protect salmon from toxic pollution, hot water, habitat loss, and dangerous fossil fuel proposals.

ENGAGING COMMUNITIES

Our work to empower communities taps into your values—your drive to make a difference, gain knowledge, and connect. 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.

CLEANING UP HANFORD

Hanford nuclear waste: a race against time.

Hanford is the most contaminated place in the Western Hemisphere. For over 30 years, Riverkeeper and our predecessor group have pushed our government for faster and better nuclear waste cleanup. Today, we are partnering with the Yakama Nation to draw attention to the future of Hanford.

ACT NOW

Tell Washington Governor Jay Inslee to oppose the Kalama methanol refinery.
The world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery would threaten our safety, river, climate, and private property rights!