4/15: Keeping Wild Rivers WildKeeping Wild Rivers Wild
Opportunities for Conservation through Wild and Scenic River Designation in Washington State
Thursday, April 15, 2010, 6 9 pm
Reception 6:00 - 7:00PM; Program 7 - 9 pm
Beer, Wine and Light Refreshments
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the tremendous abundance of free flowing rivers in Washington State, segments of only six rivers are protected are under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act: the White Salmon, Klickitat, and Skagit and its major tributaries, the Cascade, Sauk, and Suiattle rivers. In contrast, our sister state of Oregon has protected reaches of sixty of the states rivers as Wild and Scenic.
With legislation currently in Congress to designate the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie and Pratt Rivers as Wild and Scenic, and dozens of agency identified eligible rivers in the North Cascades, Southwest Washington and Olympics, we have an incredible opportunity to ensure that our most outstanding rivers are permanently protected for salmon, wildlife, clean water and the worldclass recreational opportunities that these wild rivers provide.
Join representatives from Alpine Lakes Protection Society, American Rivers, American Whitewater, Gifford Pinchot Task Force, North Cascades Conservation Council, Olympic Forest Coalition, Sierra Club Cascade Chapter, The Mountaineers, The Wilderness Society and Washington Wilderness Coalition to learn more about rivers in our state identified for protection, the status of current campaigns, and ways that you can help ensure that these wild rivers remain wild forever.