Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and Cnoc Outdoors is proud to join Earth Day Oregon, other Oregon businesses and non-profits to Amplify Earth Day!
Creating a strong and sustainable world takes everyone's collective action, that's why Cnoc Outdoors and other Earth Day Oregon partners are working to advance the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals to reduce inequalities and improve the health of our planet.
This year, Cnoc Outdoors is honored to support Friends of the Columbia Gorge, the only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.
Cnoc Outdoors will donate 10% of all proceeds from sales today - Earth Day 2020 - to Friends of the Columbia Gorge so they can continue their important work. Please join us today in supporting non-profits in our communities and around the world as they work to keep the planet healthy and vibrant.
About Friends of the Columbia Gorge
In 1980, recognizing the ever-increasing threat of urban development encroaching into the Columbia Gorge, a threat symbolized with the construction of the suburban I-205 freeway and bridge over the Columbia River, a group of concerned citizens led by Nancy Russell formed Friends of the Columbia Gorge, an organization that would lead the effort to secure passage of federal legislation to protect the beautiful, wild Columbia River Gorge.
On November 18, 1986, we secured that protection. Congress passed, and President Ronald Reagan signed into law, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act, creating comprehensive Gorge protection across six counties and two states. Since that momentous day, Friends has continued its member-driven Gorge conservation work.
Friends of the Columbia Gorge's goal is to vigorously protect the scenic, natural, cultural, and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge. They fulfill this mission by ensuring strict implementation of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act and other laws protecting the region of the Columbia River Gorge; promoting responsible stewardship of Gorge land, air, and waters; encouraging public ownership of sensitive areas; educating the public about the unique natural values of the Columbia River Gorge and the importance of preserving those values; and working with groups and individuals to accomplish mutual preservation goals.