Kick-Off Planned and Great Articles
Agenda for Salmon to Sea Launch
Sunday, August 6th 2006
Sunbeam Dam Interpretive Site
10:30-11:30 Media arrive to do early interviews. Bill E. Tom, Bill S. and Amanda are available at the Sunbeam site.
11:30 Amanda welcomes audience, introduces Idaho Rivers United, introduces Tom, Bill E., Bill S. and Andy.
11:55 Why I’m making this trip--Idaho’s salmon are in trouble
-Highlight how dams kill salmon. Focus on the rapid decline of salmon in the 1960s and 1970s, directly following the construction of the lower Snake dams.
-Discuss sockeye issue (only 6 returned to redfish lake last year, etc.)
-Emphasize the need to remove the four high-cost, low-value dams on the lower Snake River.
-Highlight the need to act now, before Idaho’s sockeye lead the extinction wave.
-End by thanking everyone for coming, and noting that he will stick around for ten minutes for questions before launching down river.
12:15 Amanda will end. Thank audience for coming, allow room for questions.
12:30 Bill launches in his kayak, and begins his epic journey with a cheering crowd behind him!Check out the great articles that have come out in the past week!
Salt Lake Tribune, Boise Weekly, Huron Daily Plainsman
I will be doing the Amazing Utah Outdoors radio show on Saturday morning around 7 am.