Virtual Happy Hour: Celebrating a Big Win for Salmon Protections
On March 18, 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation that would ban the harmful practice of motorized suction dredge mining in stream segments designated as critical habitat for salmon, bull trout, and steelhead in Washington State. This was a hard-fought and long-awaited victory for protecting the billion-dollar investment in salmon recovery from federal and local governments, tribes, and conservation groups. On June 11, 2020, the new law will go into effect.
You can help! Contact the Washington Department of Ecology and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to ask them to ensure the regulations implementing this law reflect the intent of the bill.
Take action for Washington’s salmon here.
Watch our recording from our virtual happy hour to learn about the newest protections for salmon in our state, celebrate a hard fought conservation victory, and find out what you can do to make sure this new law is implemented correctly. Hear from Crystal Elliot Perez, Washington Habitat Director for Trout Unlimited and Travis Merrigan, Co-founder of GRAYL.
Stay tuned for more virtual happy hours coming soon!