The following is courtesy of Defend Bristol Bay:
Happy Wild Salmon Day! For the last four years, thousands of Alaskans have gathered together to celebrate this incredible resource. Because of COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Wild Salmon Day Celebration has gone virtual! The event is happening TODAY in 30 MINUTES, August 10th from 12pm – 2pm Alaska Standard Time. Make sure to RSVP with the link below!
This community event will bring together salmon champions, local artists, and elected leaders to celebrate the importance of protecting wild salmon.
Event Highlights include:
- Author Amy Gulick will join us to talk about her new book “The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind.” a collection of photos and stories from Bristol Bay.
- Sixteen-year old salmon activist and commercial fisherwomen Emily Taylor will talk about what’s happening with Pebble Mine and how we can take action.
- Local artists will spotlight their salmon inspired creations and we will hear some salmon inspired music.
While we’re excited to celebrate Wild Alaskan Salmon with all of you, we can’t help wondering where is Senator Dan Sullivan? Specifically, where is Senator Sullivan in the fight to stop Pebble Mine?
Despite the onslaught of press regarding the opposition to Pebble Mine, Sullivan has yet to take a stand. The Senator has voiced concern, but he has yet to take action. We need to keep the pressure up and make sure that this Wild Salmon Day we let Sullivan know that Alaskans need him to step up and stop this mine!
Defend Bristol Bay