The Grand Salmon Source to Sea

4 women, 3 rivers, 3 endangered species of salmon, 1000+ river miles, 4 dams, 1 Stibnite mine, 1 film

$29,739

179 Supporters

59% of $50,000 goal

Team Members

Elizabeth

$3,410

28 supporters

Brooke

$2,390

23 supporters

Alia

$1,625

18 supporters

Danielle

$1,967

14 supporters

Hailey

$1,640

13 supporters

Story

We are a team of women paddling the Salmon River from source to the sea as a conservation campaign promoting the removal of the four Lower Snake River Dams, in an effort to save the rapidly dwindling chinook, sockeye, and steelhead populations from extinction.

We will be ski touring and paddling over 1,000 miles from the sources of the Main, Middle, and South Forks of the Salmon River in central Idaho, all the way to the Pacific Ocean following the natural migration path of anadromous fish. We will be making a film about our journey, the salmon populations, the communities most impacted by the declining salmon populations, and the necessity to breach the dams for salmon recovery.

The project will include grassroots action through community events such as group paddling days, tribal visits, river clean ups, citizen science and more. Additionally several educational events with school groups, partnered non-profit organizations, and expert speaker visits will take place.

We are collaborating with Rivers for Change as our lead project partner and Idaho Rivers United as our fiscal sponsor and advocacy partner. Your tax-deductible donation to IRU will help support this cause and salmon recovery advocacy. You can also text the word: SALMON to 53-555 to donate directly to this campaign from your phone. 

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Thank you for your support and to that of our sponsors and partners. We couldn't do this without you!

The Grand Salmon Team

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Idaho Rivers United

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 82-0439916