Join us for a Rally & March for Orcas & Salmon
RALLY & MARCH TO STOP SALMON EXTINCTION - JUNE 4TH | 11:00am - 1:30pm
WHEN: Saturday, June 4th
WHERE: Rally will be held at the Central Lutheran Church Hall on 1710 11th Ave. in Seattle. We will listen to inspiring music and hear our Youth Leader’s motivating words of encouragement and sign petitions/cards.
We will then gather outdoors with our Salmon Silk Windsocks, giant inflatable Orca & Salmon, we will hold our handmade signs high and proud as we create an impressive display procession toward the Federal Building to deliver our petitions and cards demanding the breaching of the 4 lower Snake River dams. The march will take approximately 30 minutes with a brief speech following.
TIME: Doors Open 10am | Rally starts 11am | March starts 12pm
WHY: Salmon numbers are at a record low and are at the quasi-extinction threshold. As a keystone species, our salmon are relied on by over 137 other species and are critical to the balance of the ecosystem of the entire Columbia River Basin.
Governor Inslee and Senator Murray have opened comments at this time on their Lower Snake River Dams Benefit Replacement Study. Now is the time to be heard loud and clear and let them know we must act quickly and free the lower Snake River to honor Tribal Treaty Rights and save our PNW Salmon and Southern Resident Orca. Research has shown repeatedly that breaching the 4 lower Snake River dams is the only way to recover salmon populations in the Snake River.
By July 31, they plan to deliver their recommendations - let’s be sure that they recommend breaching of the four lower Snake River dams!
WHO: Youth Leaders, grass root advocates, neighbors and friends in Seattle and Idaho will come together to march and sing our support of freeing the Snake River of its four lower dam systems.
This event is open to the public for those wanting help save salmon from extinction. Join us with your family and friends for approximately 2-1/2 hours and let your elected officials hear your voice calling out for a free-flowing lower Snake River.
For everyone's safety, N95 Masks will be required - some will be provided at site if you do not have your own