Summer spill is beginning this week on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Spill, according to The Conservation Alliance, is a “salmon protection measure that sends water over the dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers in order to help young salmon migrate through the federal hydrosystem.” With dams in place, it’s considered the safest and most effective means of helping these fish reach the Pacific Ocean and it’s resulted in an increase of tens of thousands more salmon and steelhead over the years.
This has become Save Our Wild Salmon‘s biggest achievement over the last 20 years and has also made spill the most successful job protector and creator in Columbia-Snake salmon policy.
This coming Thursday, join us at KEEN and help us celebrate 20 years of uniting people for salmon, rivers, and jobs at the SOS Turning 20 in 2012 Anniversary Party. Additional details can be found on the SOS 20th Anniversary Party Facebook Event Page.