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Extinction Stops Here

Posted: 07/09/2007
by Thomas O'Keefe

Save Our Wild Salmon, a coalition supporting restoration of healthy salmon populations and the rivers they depend on, is on the road with a 5-state public outreach tour to raise awareness for endangered wild salmon and steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.

The “Extinction Stops Here” road show is making scheduled stops in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona and Nevada during June and July to raise visibility for the plight of endangered salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake Rivers, and build support for removing the four lower Snake River dams in Washington State.

The star of the show is Fin, a traffic-stopping, 25-foot-long, hand-crafted King Salmon that travels on an oversized trailer, making appearances at fairs, festivals, farmer’s markets, zoos, aquariums, marinas and various waterfront locales. Children can climb aboard and explore interactive salmon exhibits, while adults can learn about what it will take to recover endangered Northwest salmon to healthy, abundant and sustainable populations and restore the rivers that support these great fish.

For updates on the tour go to and find out when Fin will be coming to an event near you. The blog also provides links to specific action items you can take to join the campaign and support the work to restore salmon and the rivers they depend on.

Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012

Associated Projects

Snake River Restoration (ID, OR, WA)
American Whitewater is working with a coalition of partners to restore the Snake and Salmon Rivers in Idaho for fish and paddlers.