About Me

Margie Van Cleve is a retired chemical engineer whose interest in salmon restoration began when she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. She has been involved with river protection, salmon recovery and other public land and water issues in Washington State for the Sierra Club since 1990. Margie served as Chapter Chair for the Washington Chapter Sierra Club and is currently Chair of the Washington State Chapter’s Conservation Committee. Margie also serves on the Snake/Columbia River Salmon Campaign steering committee for Sierra Club. As a whitewater kayaker, Margie was often going down rivers while the salmon were coming upstream to spawn. Margie began volunteering for the Save Our wild Salmon in the mid 1990’s. She and her husband live in a straw bale house they built in Selah, WA, close to Yakima.

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