Join Gorge Owned Wednesday, March 14, 7PM at Columbia Center for the Arts for “River of Hope – The Columbia: From Source to Sea,” the last Sense of Place Lecture of the season. Presenters include Peter Marbach, renowned landscape photographer and Gorge resident. Marbach will open the evening showing the beauty of the entire 1,250 mile river and poignant stories from First Nations and tribal members.

Reserve Your Tickets Today!

Purcell Mts reflect in calm water near Spillimacheen, BC – Peter Marbach 2018


Panel Participants: 

  • Pauline Terbasket, Executive Director of the Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • DR Michel (Colville tribe), Executive Director of the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT)
  • Tom Shearer, President of Whooshh Innovations, inventors of a promising new fish passage technology.

These panelists will discuss the economic, cultural, and environmental impact of a revised treaty that honors the rights of salmon and the people of the Big River.


  • When: March 14th – 7pm-9pm
  • Where: Columbia Center for the Arts – 215 Cascade Ave., Hood River
  • Tickets: Reserve your tickets here!


Peter Marbach is a renowned landscape photographer. He has worked with a diverse group of clients, from National Geographic to Travel Oregon. His work is part of a permanent collection at Oregon State University. In 2017, the Oregon Historical Society hosted a three-month solo exhibit on Peter’s current project entitled, RIVER OF HOPE: The Columbia – From Source to Sea.

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