Working Snake River Presentation

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  1. Jerry White

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    Come on out WWF members...

    Save our Wild Salmon, Washington Council of Trout Unlimited and several other organizations are hosting an informal reception and presentation about restoring a working Snake River for Washington State the evening of Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at the Mountaineers Building in Seattle. The federal government’s mismanagement of the Columbia and Snake rivers and their salmon and steelhead populations has created a regional crisis. Thus far, federal attempts at solutions have proven to be lengthy and expensive failures. During the presentation we will outline a different path that would bring together regional stakeholders –- such as farmers, electricity ratepayers, conservationists and the fishing community -– to collaborate on crafting a science-based plan that restores healthy, fishable populations of wild salmon and steelhead. In addition to recovering salmon, such a plan could create opportunities to invest in clean and affordable energy, effective transportation alternatives for farmers, and a thriving outdoor recreational economy for our region. It is time to come together to restore a Snake River that works for all the region’s stakeholders. Join us to learn more and find out how you can get involved.

    What: The Working Snake River reception & presentation
    When: Wednesday, November 11, 6:15 – 8:45 pm
    Where: The Mountaineers Building,
    7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
    Cost: Free; donations welcome
    PLEASE RSVP (to aid planning): Joseph Bogaard, Save Our Wild Salmon, joseph@wildsalmon.org, (206) 286-4455 x 103 Reception will include light food and refreshments, featuring sustainably caught smoked salmon from Jensen’s Smokehouse in Seattle and Columbia Winery wines.
     
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    Bump on this... as it looks like Rep. Jim McDermott will be attending. You might thank him for his support of the Salmon Solutions and Planning Act.

    "U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, sponsor of new proposed federal legislation to assess removal of the four lower Snake River dams, will appear and speak at this Wednesday evening’s Working Snake River reception and program at the Seattle Mountaineers Bldg. in Sand Point.

    The event will focus on restoring a working Snake River for Washington state. Following a free reception complete with sustainably caught smoked salmon and beverages, speakers will outline a plan to bring together regional stakeholders – farmers, ratepayers, conservationists, the fishing community, etc. – to collaborate on crafting a science-based plan that restores healthy, fishable populations of wild salmon and steelhead.

    In addition to recovering salmon, such a plan could create opportunities to invest in clean and affordable energy, effective transportation alternatives for farmers, and a thriving outdoor recreational economy for our region."
     

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