[env-trinity] March and Rally: International Day of Action for Rivers 3/14

Daniel Bacher danielbacher at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 7 19:33:16 PST 2005


ForImmediate Release: March 4, 2005

Contact:Craig Tucker, Klamath Campaign Coordinator,Karuk Tribe 916-207-8294

Tribes, Conservationists, and Fishermen Appeal to Governor:

Help Bring Salmon Home to the Klamath Basin

Groups hold march and rally, show film to celebrate International Day of 
Action for Rivers

The March and Rally:

WHAT: March and rally at the Capital led by Klamath Basintribes and joined 
by conservationists, commercial
fishermen, and social justiceadvocates. Speakers include tribal leaders and 
representatives of thecommercial fishing
and ranching communities.

WHERE: March begins at River Front Park in Old Sacramentoand ends at west 
steps of Capital.

WHEN: Monday, March 14. March begins at 12:30, rally begins at 2pm.

The film presentation:

WHAT: Salmon on the Backs of Buffalo documents theongoing struggle of 
Klamath basin tribes as they fight to
preserve thedwindling salmon runs. Following the film, ceremonial leaders 
from the tribeswill explain the spiritual
connection of native people to salmon and theircampaign to restore what was 
once the 3rd greatest salmon river in
United States.

WHERE: Crest Theater, 1013 J Street, Sacramento.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Sunday March 13. Tix are $10 at the door


March 14, 2005 marks the 8thannual International Day of Action for Rivers. 
To celebrate, the Klamath Tribesand their
allies are holding a rally at the capital to highlight the damagedone to the 
Klamath river by a complex of dams
owned by the international energygiant Scottish Power (NYSE- SPI). Thesix 
dams are currently being relicensed by
the Federal Energy RegulatoryCommittee, providing a once-in-a-lifetime 
opportunity to remove dams. The rallyat the
State capital is an appeal to the Governor to act as ‘Conan theRiparian’ and 
use the state’s authority to demand dam
removal of the lower fourdams.

Event Sponsors: Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, HoopaValley Tribe, Klamath Tribes, 
Friends of the River, International
RiversNetwork, and Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations

For more information see: www.friendsoftheriver.org

and www.irn.org

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Klamath Restoration Council
Our mission is to restore and protect the uniquely diverse ecosystem and 
natural resources of the entire Klamath River watershed.
We believe this will be accomplished with actions and legislation that 
integrate sound and proven techniques based on Tribal knowledge, local 
experience and the best of Western science.
Mail:  Box 214  Salmon River Outpost       Somes Bar, CA  95568
Phone: 530 627 3054

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