Dear Wild Salmon Supporter,
We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.
The past few months have been full of uncertainty for many of us, with the COVID-19 global pandemic as the new, abnormal backdrop to our daily lives.
May is our favorite time of year at the Salmon Beyond Borders campaign - daylight grows longer, the salmon return, and we all get ready for long days outside and on the water. It is also this time of year when we get to see a lot of you for our annual summer kickoff BBQ in Juneau - and after last year’s incredible celebration with more than 150 people, our team was really looking forward to doing it again this year.
With heavy hearts, the Salmon Beyond Borders team has decided that we are not going to host any in-person events or visit communities throughout the transboundary region as we normally would during the summer months. While we will deeply miss the opportunity to visit our favorite places and gather with you and the rest of our salmon community in person, we know this is the right choice.
We might not be able to gather in person this month, but we do have two very exciting, virtual events planned for May that we are really looking forward to!
Panelists include: President Richard Peterson - Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Chairwoman Shelly Fyant - Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribe of Montana, Chairman Gary Aitken Jr. - Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, Commissioner Rob Sisson - International Joint Commission, U.S. Section, Commissioner Merrell-Ann Phare - International Joint Commission, Canada Section, Jill Weitz - director, Salmon Beyond Borders, Erin Sexton - senior scientist, University of Montana, Allen Edzerza - First Nations Energy and Mining Council.
We hope to see you online this month!
Now more than ever, we are grateful to live and work along the wild rivers of the Salmon Coast. As always, your continued engagement is what makes our collective efforts to defend and sustain our transboundary rivers possible. Please reach out to us anytime.
Be healthy and well -
The Salmon Beyond Borders Team
Jill, Heather, Mary Catharine, and Bre
SALMON BEYOND BORDERS is a campaign driven by sport and commercial fishermen, community leaders, tourism and recreation business owners and concerned citizens, in collaboration with Tribes and First Nations, united across the Alaska/British Columbia border to defend and sustain our transboundary rivers, jobs and way of life.
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