Email public officials: Restore Snake River salmon!
Northwest salmon are in serious trouble today. In the Snake and Columbia River basin - once the most productive salmon landscape on the planet - many populations have been lost. In the Snake River Basin, all four remaining salmon and steelhead populations are at risk of extinction today.
The science is clear: We must act quickly to restore the lower Snake River by removing its four federal dams - or we will lose its historic and once-highly abundant fish populations - and the many benefits they bring to the Northwest - forever.
Removing the four dams on the lower Snake River and replacing their services with alternatives represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore this historic river, rebuild salmon abundance, feed endangered Southern Resident orcas, and help uphold our nation’s promises to Northwest Tribes.
You can make a difference today by contacting your public officials! In addition to SPEAKING4SALMON by creating and mailing artwork to your U.S. senators and the Biden Administration’s Council on Environmental Quality, use the links below to call for leadership from public officials this year to protect wild salmon and steelhead and steelhead from extinction by removing the four costly federal dams on the lower Snake River.
Share this with others - educate and engage your friends and family too! Share the Northwest Artists Against Extinction website and links with your networks. Urge your friends and family to contact their elected officials as well. Steady public pressure on our elected officials - and support when they do the right thing - is critical to protecting our wild salmon and steelhead and restoring the rivers and watersheds they need.
USE THESE LINKS TO SEND EMAIL MESSAGES TO YOUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS:
I. Washington State residents: Email Sen. Murray and Gov. Inslee.
II. Washington State residents: Email Sen. Cantwell.
III. All U.S. residents: Email the Biden Administration.
FURTHER INFORMATION & TO GET MORE INVOLVED: Learn more about the urgency and opportunity to restore the lower Snake River and protect its wild salmon and steelhead populations - and the many benefits they bring to the Northwest and nation - by visiting the Save Our wild Salmon Coalition website. You can also sign up for our newsletter, action alerts and other announcements here.