Monthly Archives: May 2012

Blackberry Beach Party

This Saturday, June 2, 9:00am – 1:00pm.

Come on down to the Gorge’s newest launch site, Blackberry Beach, in Cascade Locks this Saturday for a great work party.  After the huge success of last weeks Rowena clean up, we are stoked for this Saturday.  This is a joint effort between CGWA, CGKA, OOPS, and the Port of Cascade Locks.  We will be  maintaining the windsurf launch, creating a kayak/SUP launch, clearing for a kite launch, and maintaining mountain biking trails.

Bring gloves and any tools you think will be useful.

After the work we will be having a BBQ with burgers, veggie burgers, and some fresh Columbia River Salmon for all the volunteers!

Watch this video for directions from Hood River. Blackbery Beach Directions

Rowena Work Party

The CGWA and the CGKA have planned a work party as our first action as partners in the East Mayer Adopt-a-Park program.

Where: East Mayer State Park, Rowena, OR

When: Saturday, May 26, 9AM-1PM

What: Work Party.  Come with a pair of gloves and any hand tools you think will be useful.  We will have support from Oregon State Park rangers.  Work will include sanding/finishing picnic tables, lawn maintenance, launch maintenance, etc.

Free coffee and snacks for volunteers generously donated by Rosauers!

(Sail and kite session to follow, of course!)

Rowena Adopt-a-park

The CGWA and the CGKA have officially signed onto an adopt-a-park program for East Mayer State Park in Rowena, OR.

Thanks to all the great people at Oregon State Parks who helped make this possible.

We are really excited to make this park the best windsurfing and kiteboarding launch it can be.  Our first action will be a joint clean up party on Saturday, May 26.  Show up from 9am-1pm, get some free coffee and snacks, and help us make the park look great.  Sailing and kiting to follow, of course!

Hatch Work Party

Our resident (work) party expert, Patrick Quigley, has got the first one planned for this Saturday, May 19th at the Hatchery.


END: 1:00PM

(Windsurf:  1:00 – Sunset)

Bring some work gloves and whatever hand tools you think may be useful.  Thanks for all the help and we’ll see you out there!

The CGWA Opposes Coal in the Gorge!

After much research and discussion the CGWA has decided to pass a resolution opposing new coal shipments through the Gorge.  Check out what we came up with here:

Resolution No. 2012-01

More information on what you can do to help will be available shortly.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

Greg Stiegel


Also check out these great local organizations that are working hard on coal opposition

Friends of the Columbia Gorge

Columbia Riverkeeper