people visitng reactorThe Newest National Park: Hanford’s Reactor B

By Azor Cole. The National Park Service is enjoying its Centennial celebration this August, and the Pacific Northwest is in full rejoice. The Olympics, North Cascades, Mt. Rainier, Crater Lake and, most recently, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (including Hanford Reactor B) are just a few that grace this scenic landscape. Well, ‘gracing this landscape’ may be an oversimplification. …Read More


Share the White Salmon


Brendan Wells created this video produced by Mountain Mind Collective, a media company focused on white water kayaking.  In the video, local raft guides and kayakers talk about caring for the White Salmon River and importance of stewardship.

EnviroTour for Kids

Waterfront parkBy Miko Ruhlen. Enjoy our first EnviroTour – an environmental education walking tour for kids in the Columbia River Gorge at Hood River’s Waterfront Park.…Continue on to see the tour and enter the password for prizes…

Landfills: Garbage is the New Gold

June 9th, 2016|3 Comments

Five miles up Roosevelt Grade Road high above the Columbia River is one of the biggest gas-to-energy plants in the United States. From methane produced by garbage, the plant generates enough electricity to power 25,000 [...]

A-Train: “Ambassador” of the Beach

August 8th, 2016|2 Comments

By Miko Ruhlen Local kiteboarder Adrian Braeunig, "A-Train," helps make the Hood River Spit and Marina more welcoming and the environment cleaner. Do you know any local litter heroes? Do you pick up trash while [...]

Oil Brings Struggles for Farmers and Consumers

March 4th, 2016|3 Comments

*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 [...]