Oregon State University Extension Service is sponsoring a Spring Tour, “Travel Through Time and Territory” on Friday, May 24, 2013. The public is invited to this annual event which is hosted by Wasco and Hood River County Home Extension Council.
Two wildfires broke out over the weekend near The Dalles, timed perfectly for the beginning of “Wildfire Awareness” week in Oregon, and serving as early warning for Gorge residents.
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The spotted wing drosophila fly, which lays its eggs in fruit and makes it unmarketable, could reach record population levels in the Pacific Northwest this year, according to Oregon State University researchers.
With volunteer workers edging over a hundred adults plus innumerable child-helpers, the Earth Day celebration and Waterfront park cleanup event on Saturday simultaneously brought smiles to faces and much-needed order to park landscaping.
Coal train opponents give ultimatum, railroad says suit is ‘without merit’
Columbia Riverkeeper and several other conservation groups have issued an ultimatum to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad: Clean up coal debris along the tracks or face a lawsuit.
A special event will be offered April 22 for Gorge students who seek to learn the science behind our food system. The “Every Day is Earth Day: School Garden Symposium” will be held on the campus of Hood River Middle School.
Steve Castagnoli will speak on “Innovations in Orchard Management to Protect Water Quality in the Hood River Valley” at the next Hood River Watershed Group meeting, 7 p.m. April 23, at the OSU Extension meeting room.
A handful of environmental groups announced last week they intend to sue BNSF railroad and several coal export companies after finding coal in and near local waterways which they say is from improperly secured loads of coal trains haul through the Gorge every day.
Gorge Owned (GO!) and dozens of partners and sponsors invite residents from around the Gorge to participate in 2013 Gorge Earth Day. GO! is coordinating a community-wide celebration that includes Hands-to-Work volunteer projects, kids activities at Hood River Waterfront Park, the annual Community Pride Cleanup in Bingen and a party at Springhouse Cellar.
The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to renew the Solid Waste Closure Permit for the Hood River Landfill for a 10-year period. The renewal is open to public comment
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites recreational boaters to a free vessel safety inspection at Columbia Hills State Park from 7 a.m. to noon April 27.
Citizen groups say coal export is the wrong choice for the country and the Columbia River Gorge
“We’re going to stop that coal with the power of the soul!” recited Chaplain Mark Thomas of Hood River to the gathering local citizens.
Participants in the "No Coal" rally walk past Riverside Church on State Street in Hood River Wednesday afternoon.
Soil is arguably the most important component in a successful garden; it’s what feeds and aerates your plants. Good soil is a microcosm filled with microorganisms that transform organic matter into food your plants can digest. Only with good soil will your plants thrive.
U.S. Energy Department official to speak at March 12 event
A community discussion will be held at 6 p.m. March 12 about Hanford nuclear reservation and the impact of transporting nuclear waste through the Gorge.