Due to the dicey ongoing weather conditions, and for the safety of our staff, volunteers, patrons and presenters, we will be RESCHEDULING Wednesday evening’s Sense of Place for a later date (TBD). We’ll be in touch just as soon as a new date is coordinated. Tickets already purchased will be honored, may be transferred to another guest, or can be refunded for those who are unable to attend the rescheduled date. Thank you for understanding. Stay safe and warm!

Schemes, Dreams and Teams: a century-long saga to protect the Columbia Gorge with Kevin Gorman
at Columbia Center for the Arts
Reschedule date TBD

Over a century ago, new roadways into the Columbia Gorge led to audacious schemes to “improve the scenic holdings of the Columbia Gorge” by building the world’s tallest elevator at Mist Falls and polo grounds atop Devil’s Rest. Development proposals like these and others eventually led to the creation of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. However, the visionaries of the National Scenic Area couldn’t have foreseen the population increases of the Portland area, the explosive growth of outdoor recreation, let alone climate change and wildfire threats. Join Gorge Owned for a lecture by Friends of the Columbia Gorge’s Kevin Gorman at the Columbia Center for the Arts (reschedule date TBD). As we cannot close the door to the Gorge, Friends of the Columbia Gorge Executive Director Kevin Gorman explores steps to protect the beautiful areas we are all drawn to, and think through our impacts as explorers, travelers and stewards. Can we develop practices to replenish ourselves and the Gorge at the same time? Join Kevin for a dive into history, conflict and how technology might help all of us keep the Columbia Gorge wild and beautiful for generations to come.

Event Details:
Sense of Place – Schemes, Dreams, and Teams
When: Postponed due to winter weather, reschedule date TBD
Where: Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River Oregon
Cost: $10 suggested donation
Tickets: Pre-purchase online or in the CCA gallery

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