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Working Snake River for Washington: A New Approach to Resolving Columbia Basin Salmon Crisis

The Sierra Club, Cascade Chapter proudly announces its participation in a new project – Working Snake River for Washington - a collaboration of conservationists, clean energy proponents, salmon and orca advocates, fishermen, and businesses. After the government’s two-decade, multi-billion dollar failure to craft a lawful plan that protects the Columbia Basin’s wild salmon and steelhead from extinction, it is time for a new approach.

We are asking Senators Murray and Cantwell to help bring together key stakeholders to craft a comprehensive, durable plan that works for both people and salmon.

Last week, 60 leaders from eastern Washington jump-started the conversation by sending a letter asking for help to Senators Murray and Cantwell. Read the Eastside Letter here: http://www.workingsnakeriver.org/images/stories/snakeriver/pdf/murray-cantwell/MurrayCantwellLetterFinalAp29.pdf

A growing number of people on both sides of the Cascades realize that resolving the Columbia Basin salmon crisis represents a real opportunity to address a larger set of inter-connected challenges facing our state, its economy, energy, and environment.  For more information: www.workingsnakeriver.org