Friends of the Columbia Gorge

A nonprofit organization


Keeping the Columbia Gorge wild and wondrous is the core of what we do. Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only conservation organization dedicated solely to protecting the Columbia Gorge for generations to come. For over 40 years we have worked to protect the Columbia Gorge from irresponsible development, preserve vital lands, promote responsible stewardship, strengthen public support for conservation initiatives, and expose local youth to the Gorge's wonders.


The Columbia Gorge has something urgent to ask you: "Will you be my Friend?" As the weather warms up, everything is coming out to enjoy the sun — people and invasive species! 

You see, this incredible landscape can't protect itself from higher numbers of people enjoying the Gorge or threats like irresponsible development, fossil fuel transport, invasive species, clear-cutting, and congestion.

But you can…if you choose to join Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Donate through GiveBIG and you'll become the newest member of this special community of Gorge lovers! You have the opportunity to help us care for the land in a meaningful and intentional way. 

We know you love the Gorge and want to help keep it protected for your kids and grandkids to enjoy as much as we do. Together, we can make that vision a reality.


Our members are the engine behind Gorge conservation work. For more than forty years, people like you have kept this incredible place protected. We are grateful for all that you already do. Friends has thousands of members, volunteers, and activists all working together to protect, preserve, and steward the Gorge. There’s lots of ways to get involved and we’d love for you to join us.

Organization Data


Organization name

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

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PO Box 1301
Washougal, WA 98671

Service areas

Washougal, WA, US

White Salmon, WA, US

Lyle, WA, US, 98635

Bingen, WA, US

Wishram, WA, US



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