Monthly “Snake River Dinner Hour” events spotlight opportunities surrounding removal of the four lower Snake dams and restoration of a free-flowing river
WASHINGTON STATE–A free series of events, beginning this week, will provide insight into one of the most critical questions facing the Pacific Northwest right now: whether to remove four dams on Washington’s lower Snake River to save salmon from extinction and honor treaties and commitments with Northwest tribes.
The series, “Snake River Dinner Hour: Recipes to save salmon and solutions to support Northwest communities,” will feature a rotating cast of experts who will, over the dinner hour, tackle the most pressing questions about the future of the Lower Snake River. The series is organized by American Rivers, Idaho Conservation League, Sierra Club, Washington Conservation Voters, and Washington Environmental Council.
As a July deadline approaches for Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Patty Murray to announce their action plan for whether to breach the four lower Snake dams, the public dialogue is increasingly focused on a few key questions. This new Dinner Hour series will spend each episode digging into a different one of these foundational questions, including exploring solutions for replacing services the dams currently provide.
The first event on February 23 will focus on the question: “How do we honor Tribal Treaty rights and save our fishing industry?” This first webinar will feature experts from Tribal Nations, the commercial fishing industry, the recreational fishing industry, the scientific community, and the National Wildlife Federation. The discussion will be moderated by Alyssa Macy, the CEO of the Washington Environmental Council/Washington Conservation Voters
Schedule for Snake River Dinner Hour: 6 – 7 pm Pacific, every fourth Wednesday
2/23/22 — How do we honor Tribal Treaty rights and save our fishing industry?
3/23/22 — How do we farm without dams?
4/27/22 — How do we provide clean energy without the dams?
5/25/22 — How do we move grain without dams? What is the carbon impact?
6/22/22 — How does dam removal affect orcas?
7/27/22 — How do we #StopSalmonExtinction?
For more information, to sign up for the webinar series, or view recordings of past webinars, visit: