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Flotilla of groups to protest Snake River Dams

The fourth sockeye of the season over Lower Granite Dam passes the viewing window on June 29, 2012, as it continues its 700-mile journey from the ocean back to its origin in the upper Snake River drainage.  (Don Butts)
The fourth sockeye of the season over Lower Granite Dam passes the viewing window on June 29, 2012, as it continues its 700-mile journey from the ocean back to its origin in the upper Snake River drainage. (Don Butts)

RIVERS – Groups ranging from tribes to salmon advocates and outfitters have set a boat-in rally to promote dam removal at a “Free the Snake Flotilla” on Saturday, Oct. 3,  10 a.m. at Wawawai Landing southwest of Pullman.

The groups say the four dams on the lower Snake River should be removed to help restore endangered salmon, steelhead, said Sam Mace of Save Our Wild Salmon.

“The economics of those dams have never been shakier,” she said, citing a container shipping decline at the Port of Portland.

“Yet the four high‐cost, low-value dams stand between salmon and their home rivers.”

Info:  freethesnake.com.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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