Well, it was a hot one this past month. Unfortunately, it was a little too hot for salmon and steelhead as well. Recent reports show unbearable temperatures behind the lower four Snake River Dams making these reservoirs death traps for migrating fish. How can you help these fish? I'm glad you asked.
Join me and fellow anglers as we stand up for salmon next week on the Willamette River! And don't miss out on our pint night next Wednesday, Aug. 4th where you can pick up banners for your boat. The time is now to stand together and demand a plan for salmon. We can't wait any longer!
Also, it's OFFICIAL! We're throwing a fall salmon derby to raise funds to save Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead. Register through the link below and try your chance at winning some awesome prizes!
See you on the water!
Chris Hager, Executive Director
Register Your Team Today!
This will be an event you won't want to miss! Make sure to mark your calendars for the participant dinner on Aug. 27th at Sportsmans Warehouse as well. All details and registration information can be found through the link below.
On August 4th, join us for a Pint Night at Hopworks Urban Brewery at 6pm. Meet other Steelheaders and learn about the dire need for a salmon recovery plan that restores a free-flowing lower Snake River. Salmon don’t have any more time to wait: beloved Chinook and B-run steelhead runs across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho will start to go extinct in the next five years.
We will have postcards for you to send your representatives in Washington + Oregon and banners for you to use during our boat Rally for the River on August 7th on the Willamette River between the Morrison and Burnside bridges near the Portland waterfront at 1:30pm. We printed 30 vinyl 6’ x 3’ vinyl banners for folks. Reserve a banner for your boat here!
The pint night is where you can pick up your banner and learn more about the need to restore a free-flowing lower Snake River. We can’t wait to see you all there!
By Tamsin Fleming, Operations Intern
For more than a century, wildlife conservation efforts in America have been predominantly funded with hunting and angling fees. But with increased use, environmental changes, and more sensitive species, funding from permits and license fees is not enough to conserve the vast inventory of at-risk species and their sensitive habitats.
The Restoring America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) addresses this critical funding gap and would provide significantly more funding for states to complete fish and wildlife conservation and habitat improvement projects. RAWA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives for consideration this year, and many of Oregon’s Representatives have already signed on as co-sponsors, including Rep. DeFazio, Rep. Blumenauer, and Rep. Bonamici.
Head over to our blog post to learn more about what RAWA would do to revitalize and protect our endangered species and their habitat.
Zoom Chapter Meetings
A few chapters have resumed Monthly Chapter Meetings via Zoom, and we hope to get everyone online as soon as possible! To get the Zoom link to access a meeting, please visit our Events Calendar. If you're having trouble setting up Zoom but would like to join a meeting, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we'll help you out. As always, Chapter Meetings are free and open to the public. If you're new to Northwest Steelheaders, attending a meeting is a great first step to getting more involved with your local fishing community.
- Mid-Valley Chapter - Wednesday, Aug. 4 @ 7 pm
- Columbia River Chapter - Wednesday, Aug. 11 @ 6:30 pm
- Tualatin Chapter - Thursday, Aug. 12 @ 7 pm.