Let’s Go to the Movies!
Don’t miss the upcoming screening of “Dammed to Extinction” and “A Healing Journey” in Portland. These films highlight the urgent need to remove the four dams on the Lower Snake River. Join Columbia Riverkeeper and partners at the film screenings and post-screening Q & As.
Following the screenings, stick around for a Q & A discussion featuring film makers Michael Peterson and Steven Hawley and Columbia Riverkeeper’s executive director, Brett VandenHeuvel.
DAMMED TO EXTINCTION
“For eons, a one-of-a-kind population of killer whales has hunted chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar with a deadly pattern, as salmon numbers plummet orcas starve.
The orcas need roughly a million salmon a year, where to find a million fish? The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams 500 miles away on the largest tributary to what once was the largest chinook producing river on earth.” Learn more
A HEALING JOURNEY
“For thousands of years, the Nimiipuu people piloted their canoes along the tumbling waters of the Snake River. But after dams were built and the river choked off, a tradition was lost for over 100 years. Until now.” Learn more
- Right an Injustice to the Nimíipuu: RESTORE THE LOWER SNAKE RIVER. Nimíipuu
- When a Canoe Is More Than a Canoe. Earthjustice