• Sandy River Delta

    Sandy River Delta

    By Susanne Wright. Eileen Wali and dog Lola admire recently planted trees at Sandy River Delta. The Sandy River Delta, an ancient Mt. Hood mud flow, marks the dividing line between [...]

  • Idle Time

    Idle Time

    By Miko Ruhlen. My younger son loves to backseat drive. Several weeks ago, I explained that from now on, I’ll turn the car off while waiting for big brother, rather than let the car idle. [...]

  • The Gorge

    The Gorge

    Defining the Gorge - Essay by Susan Hess. How to define the Gorge? Given that our name is EnviroGorge, readers expect that our stories will focus on happenings in the Columbia River Gorge. Yet a [...]

Idle Time

November 28th, 2016|4 Comments

By Miko Ruhlen. My younger son loves to backseat drive. Several weeks ago, I explained that from now on, I’ll turn the car off while waiting for big brother, rather than let the car idle. [...]

The Gorge

November 28th, 2016|2 Comments

Defining the Gorge - Essay by Susan Hess. How to define the Gorge? Given that our name is EnviroGorge, readers expect that our stories will focus on happenings in the Columbia River Gorge. Yet a [...]

Sandy River Delta

November 28th, 2016|1 Comment

By Susanne Wright. Eileen Wali and dog Lola admire recently planted trees at Sandy River Delta. The Sandy River Delta, an ancient Mt. Hood mud flow, marks the dividing line between [...]

Packing it Out

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

  Seth and Paul reach the Canada-United States border, the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail. Packing it Out. Something big. Something audacious. By Susan Hess. Photos courtesy of Packing it Out. [...]

Our Planet in Every Decision

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

"What we need to do is find a way of putting the planet in every decision that we take however small."  -Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos. With permission from David Bollier, we share this short film Re-Imagine the [...]

Let the Leaves Fall

November 3rd, 2016|2 Comments

"Let the leaves fall where they may." By Miko Ruhlen. Kids love to jump into giant piles of leaves - the first joy of fall season. Adults seek spectacular displays of red and [...]

After the Occupation

October 17th, 2016|2 Comments

After the Occupation: What Now at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge? By Jurgen Hess, Photojournalist. 5:25 a.m. A fall morning at Buena Vista Overlook. The sun’s rays highlight ponds. Quiet murmurings of resident ducks, geese, wading [...]

A Bird’s Eye View

October 17th, 2016|3 Comments

By Miko Ruhlen. Video: "A Bird's Eye View of Morrison Park." Morrison Park sits on a 5.33 acre parcel owned by the City of Hood River. For over a decade it has been a public [...]

Discovery in Nichols Basin

March 24th, 2016|7 Comments

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. [...]

Hanford

September 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Skyla Hollowell 5th Grader in White Salmon, WA. Winner of the 2016 EnviroGorge Kids Writing Contest. My biggest environmental concern in the Gorge is Hanford, which is a storage place in Richland, Washington [...]

The Poo-Poo Project

September 6th, 2016|3 Comments

By D.C. Ruhlen - Youth Submission. Are you eating a meal? Maybe you should read this later. Oh good, you’re still here. This is an essay about a man-made disaster involving vault toilets, [...]

EnviroTour for Kids: Waterfront Park

July 8th, 2016|0 Comments

By Miko Ruhlen Enjoy our first EnviroTour - an environmental education walking tour for kids in the Columbia River Gorge featuring Mewis and Bark. If you visit, head down to Hood River's Waterfront Park and take [...]

Singletrack

The Poo-Poo Project

Share the White Salmon River

Bird ID Challenge

Hummingbird Whispering

Gorge Meatless Mondays