This Friday is National Arbor Day. First celebrated 1874 in Nebraska, this annual holiday is one holiday that proposes to the future, rather than reposing on the past.

A citizen-proposed ordinance concerning a ban on the distribution of retail plastic carryout bags and the regulation of what kinds of alternative carryout bags could be offered by White Salmon’s retail establishments has been referred to the White Salmon City Council’s Community Development …


When thinking about trees, remember that there is a “right tree in the right place” and it’s also a good idea to plant it at the right time of year. With warming temperatures and drying soils now is the time to be sure your irrigation systems are ready to deliver the right of amount of water…


May is here, and spring is in full swing. We will gain over an hour of daylight during the month, and usually see an increasing number of clear nights. Of course, you’ll have to stay up later to see the night sky – by the end of the month, sunset will not occur until about 8:48 p.m.


Many of our White Salmon deciduous trees have begun celebrating Spring with some show stopping blooms – yellows, pinks, purples, and white. The Kousa Dogwood (Cornus Kousa) is a hardy, yet delicate and beautiful tree that extends the season of tree blossoms as it displays its beautiful, whit…


What happens after you take out a dam (Condit) that has been here for over 100 years? Do you restock with hatchery fish or let nature take her course? Re-wilding is a term for letting nature have her way while monitoring the results, plus providing habitat restoration.


Spring has arrived and the 24th annual Community Pride Clean-Up is just around the corner Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at the Bingen Recycle Center on Marina Way from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.


Friends of the White Salmon River and Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute present Nature Rocks, a second annual fundraiser, at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River,  on Saturday, April 6, from 7 to  9 p.m.


Gardeners and conservationists say put the right plant in the right place. There are few trees to which this applies with more wisdom than the black cottonwood tree.


Welcome to April, our first full month of spring. As I write this in mid-March, with still over two feet of snow here in Trout Lake, spring sounds pretty nice.


The winter wonderland white that has blanketed our landscape the past two weeks has us dreaming of a different kind of white: the springtime blossoms of the Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttali).


At approximately 9:08 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, Klickitat County Emergency Management (KCDEM) 9-1-1/dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from a High Prairie resident reporting that her husband was having a medical emergency.


The land trust preserve has been a place of trailblazing innovation for over a century. The Cherry Orchard, 540 acres perched above and east of the community of Lyle, has a history of adventure. Years before Sam Hill directed his road-building zeal to the Oregon side of the Gorge, it was thi…

Each year, The Corps Network (TCN), a national association of service and conservation corps, selects a group of outstanding corps members from across the country and honors them at their annual conference in Washington DC.

Breweries right here in the Gorge and around the country have answered the call from the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company in producing and pouring Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, with 100% of the profits from the beer sales being sent to help victims of the Camp Fire in Chico, Calif.

With the holiday spirit filling our hearts and city streets this month, it seemed fitting to highlight a tree that often finds its way into our homes this time of year, adorned with ornaments and family mementos: the Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii).

I am taking a break this month from a “What’s in the sky” report to talk about a bit of history.

On Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at approximately 7:31 p.m., the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a hiker had become lost on the Lava Canyon Trail, located at the end of the USFS 83 road, 18 miles east of Cougar.

Columbia Center for the Arts, Waucoma Bookstore, and Carpe Diem Books are thrilled to welcome Darryl Lloyd into the CCA Theatre in Hood River on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m., to launch his book tour of “Ever Wild: A Lifetime on Mount Adams."

Since many areas of the Pacific Northwest are experiencing high to very high fire danger predicted to extend throughout the summer and likely into the fall, Mt. Hood National Forest fire personnel are encouraging visitors to take precautions to prevent human-caused wildfires.

Fire crews continue to make good progress on the 167-acre Memaloose #2 Fire. As of Monday, containment improved to 65 percent.

A fire broke out on Mott Rd around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, caused by a lawnmower. The fire was contained around 10:30 p.m. Total acreage burned is approximately 86 acres. No structures were lost.

State fire assistance was mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Mile Marker 119 Fire, located in Klickitat County, west of the Town of Roosevelt.

This month The Enterprise begins a new feature promoting White Salmon’s designation as a Tree City USA. This first column by the new Tree Board is about the program and the July Tree of the Month: Oregon White Oak. — Ed.

Getting an automated phone call stating all of the homes north of Lyle Point are to be on alert for possible evacuation, caught me off guard last Friday afternoon.

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