This summer is a historic moment in the fight to save Pacific Northwest salmon and orcas from extinction. But it’s more than that—because over 135 species depend on the salmon and the critical balance they support in our ecosystem.
The Portland Raging Grannies are very involved in raising public awareness about the removal of four dams on the lower Snake River in Washington state. Those dams are a major obstacle to salmon which need to reach the headwaters in Western Idaho and NW Oregon. Salmon are nearly extinct on the Snake. Orcas are the top predator relying on those salmon and orcas are starving.
We joined many other groups on Earth Day to urge removal of these dams!