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City Workers Respond Quickly to Sewage Spill

City workers spread lime over the spill areaMiko Ruhlen

City workers spread lime over the spill area

April 28, 2016. Hood River. Over the past year, unsavory smells have been plaguing Tim Snyder, manager of Underground Music Station, located in the Union Building on Industrial Way. This building is downwind of the sewage treatment plant and below Full Sail and Tofurky, so interesting smells are not unusual. The more recent smell, however, has become intolerable at times.

On Wednesday April 27 as Mr. Snyder was leaving the building, he was hailed by a railroad employee down near the train tracks. According to Mr. Snyder, the worker said. “The building owner should report the broken sewer pipe… Read more


Nestlé — “To Be or Not to Be” in Cascade Locks

Water picture JurgenDSC0102_edited-2Jurgen Hess

Nestlé, the multi-billion dollar Swiss-based transnational company, is without a Northwest water bottling plant. It currently ships bottled water from California to west coast markets. In 2008, Cascade Locks came to Nestlé’s attention as a potential site. Its geographic location, coupled with its depressed economy, seemed to be favorable conditions for Nestlé and potential for the town to accept the proposal and promise of increased economic prosperity. What has been an easy sell to some people, others opposed… Read more

Tree of Questions–Videos with Answers!

Tree of QuestionsJurgen Hess

The Envirogorge team created a “Tree of Questions” for the Gorge Earth Day Celebration on April 20, 2016 in Hood River, Oregon. We asked adults and children at the event to write on leaves and stick them to the tree. Below are answers to the question on the left side of the Tree of Questions: “What Concern do I have about the Gorge environment?” 

For inspiration, we asked people to answer the question: “What one thing can I do to help the environment.” We also interviewed people at the event and video-taped their answers… Read more

 

The Great Balloon Harvest Contest

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Now that Envirogorge's Native Plant Challenge is complete, the Envirogorge staff is busily working on a new bird quiz coming later this spring. Those who love a challenge and want to embark on [...]

Native plant challenge winners

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Envirogorge’s challenge, Can You Name These Natives, is over—just in time for wildflower season in the Gorge. 140 people took the challenge! Each week we randomly selected a winner from those who entered. [...]

Gorge Earth Day Celebration

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Each year, people of the Columbia Gorge nominate and vote for sustainability champions honored at the annual Go! Gorge Owned Earth Day event. The Tod J. LeFevre Sustainability Champion award celebrates people of our community [...]

Discovery in Nichols Basin

By | March 24th, 2016|Categories: News, Wildlife Habitat|Tags: , , |

Adult Black-crowned Night-Herons have a dark cap and wings with a bluish grey hue and red eyes. Their necks are shorter than other herons and they appear stocky with short tails. [...]

Oil Brings Struggles for Farmers and Consumers

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Energy and the Environment, News, River Environments, Water|Tags: , , , , , |

*This is the second in a series of two articles on the exportation of agricultural goods versus fossil fuels in the Columbia River Gorge. See "First Came Ag. Then Came Oil" for the first installment. The [...]

First Came Ag. Then Came Oil

By | March 1st, 2016|Categories: Energy and the Environment, News, River Environments, Water|Tags: , , , , |

*This is the first in a series of two articles on the exportation of agricultural goods versus fossil fuels in the Columbia River Gorge. Looking east through the Columbia River Gorge from [...]