Columbia Overlook Newsletter
The Columbia Overlook is the Columbia Group's quarterly newsletter, published in March, June, September, and December.The Columbia Overlook reaches over 12,000 readers in the greater Portland metropolitan area. Our readers are environmentally concerned, politically diverse, and actively enjoy the outdoors.
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In this issue:
- CG Early Political Endorsements
- Alabarca Lecture News
- CG Photo Contest Winners
- ICO Volunteers
- CG Holiday Party News & Photos
- and more…
Volunteer to Write for the Columbia Overlook
The Columbia Overlook is looking for volunteer writers who have ideas for stories that are germane to the Sierra Club's motto "Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet." We are looking for strong, well-researched, literate nonfiction storytelling about significant environmental and conservation issues, adventure travel, local places with fascinating natural and cultural facts, nature, self-propelled sports and green living happening in and around the greater Portland metropolitan area.
We are always looking for adventure-travel pieces that weave events, discoveries, and environmental insights into the narrative. We are more interested in showcasing environmental solutions than adding to the list of environmental problems. Nonfiction essays on the natural world are welcome. Features often focus on aspects of the Sierra Club's work. Locally we have been working on a number of campaigns to protect Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and Tillamook State Forest. The Columbia Group Sierra Club uses the Columbia Overlook to help educate the public about these efforts; to inform Oregonians of threats to our forests, rivers, water supply, and air; and to encourage citizens to participate in our organization.
Please do not send slides, prints, or other artwork. If photos or illustrations are required for your submission, we will request them when your work is accepted for publication.
We do not want descriptive wildlife articles unless larger conservation issues figure strongly in the story. We are not interested in editorials, general essays about environmentalism, or highly technical writing. We do not publish unsolicited cartoons, poetry, or fiction; please do not submit works in these genres.Send submissions to the Columbia Overlook Editor Jeff Fryer
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