Launch of State of Salmon in Watersheds Report Needs Your Help

A news release (http://www.stateofsalmon.wa.gov/) about the 2016 State of Salmon in Watersheds Governor’s Update and new Web site that depicts Washington State’s efforts in salmon recovery addresses the recovering of 15 genetically-distinct populations of salmon and steelhead at risk of extinction and protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. The update tells you about the many successes and what challenges remain.

The news is that salmon are in trouble, with only 2 of the 15 genetically-distinct populations of salmon and steelhead nearing their recovery goals. While that may seem daunting, Washington State has never been in a better position to meet recovery. They have the infrastructure in place and they know what works and what doesn’t. Salmon are ours to save and saving them will require a continued investment of time and resources at all levels – local, state, and federal.

So please take a minute or two to read the Governor’s Update and visit the Web site. The Web site is full of data, stories from folks working on-the-ground, as well as interactive maps and information that allow you to see exactly how salmon are doing in your neighborhood streams.

Please share these links on your Web site and in your social media and to reach out to the counties and cities that sit on your boards and ask them to share the links on their Web sites and in social media.

Here are the links to share on your Web site:

News Release: http://www.rco.wa.gov/doc_pages/press/2017/163.shtml

Governor’s Update: http://www.stateofsalmon.wa.gov/governors-report-2016/

State of Salmon in Watersheds Web site: http://www.stateofsalmon.wa.gov/

Facebook: Here’s a draft Facebook story or you can “like” WSRCO

Read the new report from the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office at http://www.stateofsalmon.wa.gov/

Twitter: Here’s a draft tweet, or you can retweet WSRCO

#WASalmonRecovery