Remove Dams Restore Rivers Retun SalmonColumbia & Snake Rivers Campaign
"It's a scientific no-brainer . . . If we choose not to follow the recommendations of science, we have to be prepared to look in the mirror every morning and accept the consequences of the decision: that we chose not to save the Snake River salmon."
Lower Granite Dam, Little Goose Dam, Lower Monumental Dam, Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River
Partially removing just these four dams -- of over 500 dams in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho -- is the only effective way to save Snake River salmon and steelhead. Bypassing these dams will also save federal taxpayer money.
SALMON ARE LOSING AN UPSTREAM (And Downstream) BATTLE
Four salmon and steelhead populations on the Snake River are listed as endangered or threatened, and one is already extinct. Salmon are a symbol of the Northwest and an important part of the region's culture. Letting Northwest salmon slip away is like letting the American bald eagle go extinct.
DAMS ARE NOT
A RIVER RUNS AROUND IT
Millions of young salmon die every year in the series of long, slow-moving reservoirs created by the four Lower Snake River dams.
Scientists say removing the dirt sections of each dam will restore the natural, free-flowing river conditions that young salmon need to survive.
"We can afford to partially remove the four dams on the Lower Snake River. Restoring salmon is the right thing to do, and the bottom line is that we really can't afford not to save the salmon."
RETURN SALMON BY RESTORING RIVERS
YOU CAN HELP!
Contact President Clinton and Vice President Al Gore and tell them that you support partial removal of the four Lower Snake River dams and are counting on them to make a timely decision by the end of this year.
You can call them at: (202)456-1414
or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Be sure to include your mailing address if you want a response.
The COLUMBIA & SNAKE RIVERS CAMPAIGN is working across the country to raise public awareness and support for partially removing four dams to save Snake River salmon and steelhead. Join us in this exciting effort to restore a national treasure and protect jobs and the economic future of the Pacific Northwest.
CAMPAIGN PARTNERS: The Columbia & Snake Rivers Campaign is a diverse alliance of dozens of organizations nationwide, including:
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