Monday, June 18, 2012

Skeena Sacred Headwaters Protection Event


This Thursday, we have an opportunity to join in on the protection of one of the world's last prolific salmon and steelhead watersheds.  The mighty Skeena and her sacred headwaters are in trouble, and read below on how you can join a great cause to help preserve this amazing land.

For a person like myself who has never been there but is planning my first trip to this steelhead Valhalla, I'd like to think it's going to be there for my son to fish someday.  I dont want to explain I did nothing when I couldnt have at least done something within my power to raise awareness of what is ahead of us it we dont act.

My guess is that you're in the same boat.

Read below and come say hi at the event this Thursday in Seattle.


Please join us on June 21 for a discussion with Shannon McPhail, Executive Director of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition (SWCC). Her organization is leading the local effort to protect some of the healthiest, most productive rivers on earth – the Skeena and her tributaries, including the famed Kispiox, Bulkley and Babine, home to the largest wild steelhead in the world.

Key to SWCC’s long-term effort is the prevention of massive coalbed methane development in the Sacred Headwaters, birthplace of the Skeena and two other great wild rivers of northern British Columbia, the Stikine and the Nass. SWCC helped secure a moratorium on this development in 2008. That moratorium expires this December. (See the links below for more information.)

This is a critically important time to take action to protect one of the most beautiful, most ecologically important landscapes on earth, and the three great rivers that rise from it. Your help is urgently needed.

Ms. McPhail will describe the history, work and accomplishments of the SWCC, and its effort to secure permanent protection for the Sacred Headwaters this year. An open discussion will follow her presentation.

This is your chance to learn about one of the most important – and most winnable – environmental protection campaigns underway in North America. You will leave with a clear understanding of the nature of the threat, the strategies for addressing it, the needs of the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, and how you can help.

Imagine how good it would feel to celebrate one year from today your role in helping end one of the greatest threats ever to one of the greatest places left on Earth! Join us on June 21 to take the first step.


The event is in Seattle  starting at 6:30pm at 5700 Airport Way, South Suite 265.  This Spokane kid thinks this might be the old Rainer Brewing Co. Building but dont hold me to that!

More info to be had at the Skeena Watershed website itself

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