First Impressions

It’s my second week in the Columbia River Gorge and I still cannot believe how lucky I am to call this place my new home. As I recall the awe and beauty I felt gazing at Mt. Hood for the first time, I remember how I immediately wanted this land to become a part of [...]


It’s spring!

Although it officially became spring over a month ago the wildflowers have just recently begun displaying their beauty on the hillsides of the Gorge. The bright yellow of the Balsam Root and the deep purple of the Lupine have been capturing the eye of our camera lens lately. They have also captured the mind and [...]


Wetlands Habitat Restoration Series

This spring we will be continuing our restoration efforts on the Snowden Wetlands! We have several dates in March and April when we would like to invite any and all to join us in our stewardship. This event series is on a volunteer basis in which participants will be helping with the removal of invasive [...]

Fall Is in the Air

Dear Friends With the month of September comes that feeling of nostalgia.  The seasonal changes we see are as much in our lives as they are out on the land.  Along with the newness of the school year is the return of the salmon.  Not long after the harvesting of pears and apples we see [...]


We need you!

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Katie and Michelle with the First Lady of Oregon

CGEI Staff win Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Award

On November 6th, Michelle Baragona and Katie Kime won the Oregon Governor’s Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award.  Katie and Michelle are Conservation Educators with Gorge Ecology and have dedicated an entire year of their life to environmental education in the Gorge. They definitely deserve the award for their hard work and cheerful attitudes.  Congratulation, ladies!