Creating Wind Socks for Salmon

Endangered Species Coalition volunteers gathered at a Seattle garage this past Saturday to help paint more of our world famous silk Chinook Salmon wind socks. These wind socks have appeared throughout the Pacific Northwest at rallies, marches, and booths to represent the endangered Chinook Salmon of the Snake River  that have been devastated over the past fifty years by four dams on the Lower Snake River in southeast Washington. These wild fish, once numbering over 150,000 return over 800 miles up rivers and to streams as high as 7,000 feet elevation,have fallen to less than 10,000 fish returning a year.

Working with Seattle artist, Denise Henrikson, Endangered Species Coalition volunteers combine science, art and direct action to fight for a free flowing river to save the Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon and the Southern Resident Killer Whales that are dependent upon them for their food.

Wolf in Yellowstone in snowy environment with forested background
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