Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Working Snake River: Bringing people, organizations and businesses together for salmon

Working Snake River for Washington officially launched last week, and we're excited to be one of the many partners in putting this initiative together.

What is Working Snake River? It's a project that's focused on "bringing citizens, businesses, and elected leaders together to restore salmon and steelhead, invest in our communities, and build Northwest prosperity by restoring a Snake River that works for Washington State." That's because salmon issues affect a wide variety of issues, from environment to the economy, and Working Snake River is committed to highlighting those connections.

The project is currently pushing to get support from Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to solve the Columbia basin crisis that is affecting the entire state of Washington.

“Restoring wild salmon directly benefits Puget Sound’s resident orcas that rely on these salmon as a main food source,” said People for Puget Sound executive director Kathy Fletcher. “This salmon crisis is a Washington state problem and all of us must work together to fashion real solutions.”

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