We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to restore wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia and Snake Rivers, once the greatest salmon rivers in the world. We can do this by removing four outdated and expensive dams on the lower Snake River. But we need your help.
For nearly 20 years, in spite of multiple court rulings that have found their actions illegal, the federal agencies that own these salmon-killing dams have refused to fully evaluate removing them. That changed last May when a federal court judge directly ordered the agencies to develop a plan for dam operations that will restore our wild salmon — and directed them to specifically consider dam removal.
Now the agencies are seeking the public’s input on what they should do. For years scientists have said that removing the four deadly dams on the lower Snake is the single biggest step we can take to restore wild salmon to the river basin. Come out to a rally and public meeting in The Dalles, Portland, and Astoria.
The time is now to remove the four outdated, low-value, deadbeat dams on the lower Snake River. If we free the Snake, we can save the salmon and bring about the biggest river restoration in history.
Rallies for Wild Salmon
WHAT: The Dalles Rally for Wild Salmon and to “Free the Snake!”
WHEN: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 staring at 4 pm
WHERE: Columbia Gorge Discovery Ctr., Downstairs Classroom
5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles, OR 97058
(Use “West Side” door, follow signs for “Service Entrance”)
WHAT: Salmon Reception and Speakers – Meet old and new friends. Socialize with river people. Hear from scientists, advocates and the Native perspective.
4:00PM – Sunset welcome ceremony overlooking the Columbia River
5:00PM – Speakers & new short video by Nimiipuu – Protecting the Environment
6:00PM – Columbia River salmon and other light fare
7:30PM – Depart for pub after-meeting. Location TBD
Feds’ public meeting will be upstairs. Open until 7 pm.
WHAT: Portland Rally for Wild Salmon and to “Free the Snake!”
WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 starting at 4 pm
WHERE: The Mezzanine in Spirit of 77
(directly across the street from the Convention Center)
500 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
WHAT: We’ll gather for a rally and speakers at 4 pm, then go together to the feds’ Public Meeting across the street. Afterward, we’ll return to the Spirit of 77 to celebrate!
WHAT: Astoria Rally for Wild Salmon and to “Free the Snake!”
WHEN: Thursday, December 15th, 2016 – Public Hearings: From 4 pm to 7 pm. Salmon advocates will gather beforehand at 3:30 pm
WHERE: The Loft at the Red Building, Basin St., Astoria, OR. Salmon advocates will gather at the Bridgewater Bistro in the Red Building at 3:30 pm for a rally.
WHY: To meet up with fellow salmon and river advocates and show strong support for healthy rivers and salmon. Members of the public concerned about wild salmon restoration are encouraged to attend. Please share with your friends and family and encourage others to come. Just like wild salmon – more is better! Read the rest of this entry »