Where: Redband Park Launch 216 N Cedar St, Spokane, WA 99201

The event will kick off with an on-shore rally (with speakers, poster making, and engagement activities) followed by an organized float that will begin with a photo op. Due to the low water level, floaties and innertubes are preferable over rafts and kayaks. Life jackets are REQUIRED on the water – if you don’t have one let us know and we can bring you one!

Pacific Northwest salmon are in hot water this summer. As an epic drought and hot temperatures unfold across the region, diminishing water flows are causing our rivers to heat up. As we consider the “new normal” of climate change, we need to think below the waterline, especially in the mainstem of the Columbia River, where the lower Snake River dams are heating waters to unsustainable temperatures — pushing salmon even closer to the brink of extinction.

Northwest residents are serious about salmon recovery and are demanding that their lawmakers do likewise. To demonstrate the broad support for salmon recovery and the removal of the lower Snake River dams, communities across the Pacific Northwest are coming together to Rally for the River in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho on Saturday, August 7th.

Not in Spokane? No worries, events are being hosted all over the PNW. Visit our webpage to find a Rally for the River near you: https://www.nwopportunity.org/rally-for-the-river

For questions or to RSVP, contact Carrie Herrman, carrie@wildsalmon.org, (515) 230-9003