Survival of Orcas Is Linked to Saving Wild Salmon; Free Screening of “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet”, Seattle, 6/8/11

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The Southern Resident orcas need a reliable supply of salmon if they are to survive;  join this fun, free event and learn what you can do to help!
Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
Save Our Wild Salmon, KCTS 9 and Earthjustice present a free screening of “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet” on June 8, 2011 at the Burke Museum

Seattle, WAJoin filmmaker Jim Norton, salmon advocates and policy experts for an evening celebrating West Coast wild salmon and our fishing economy at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the University of Washington campus. Save Our Wild Salmon, KCTS 9 and Earthjustice will host a free reception and screening of the 50-minute film from the award-winning PBS Nature Film Series “Salmon: Running the Gauntlet,” including a special reading and a gear giveaway from Patagonia.

Going beyond the debate over how to save an endangered species, the film investigates the parallel stories of collapsing Columbia Basin salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish’s life cycle. In its exposure of a wildly creative, hopelessly complex, and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon, the film reveals one of the most ambitious plans ever conceived for taking the reins of the planet.

This event comes at a time when communities across the West coast await a ruling from a federal court concerning the adequacy of the Obama Administration’s 10-year, $10-billion Columbia Basin salmon plan.

The reception will feature hors d’ oeuvres prepared by the Steelhead Diner and beer from the Fremont Brewing Company. The film will be followed by a “Question and Answer” session with attendees about the film and the plight and status of West Coast salmon and our fishing economy, featuring:
  • Jim Norton, filmmaker
  • Steve Hawley, author of Recovering a Lost River
  • Steve Mashuda, Earthjustice attorney
When: June 8, 2011, Reception 6:00 p.m., Program 6:45 p.m.

Where: Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, on the UW campus, corner of 17th Ave NE and NE 45th Street

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