Backbone Campaign

Jeanne —

On Saturday, we hope to see you in either Portland or Seattle at one of these events:

1. Tipping Point for Salmon, Symposium in Portland

2. Un-Dam the Snake River Flotilla in Seattle

Not in Seattle or Portland this weekend?  Please be sure to take action online (before July 3) and tell the Biden Administration that you stand with tribes and support restoration of the Lower Snake River, by removing the 4 dams.  It is our only option for prevention salmon and orca extinction!  More Info/Take Action Page help our coalition deliver 10k pro-salmon comments to the White House!

Also, we hope you’ll check out the photo below of a few of the Orca Month banner actions last week. Thanks to those in over 10 cities and towns across the Pacific NW who showed up!

Tipping Point for Salmon 

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023

Location: Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center at Eco-Trust in Portland, OR

Purpose: Educate people about current issues surrounding orcas, salmon, dam breaching, wolves, grizzlies.

Other Details:


  • Felice Kelly (9:30am) – climate arguments for breaching the LSRDs
  • Dan Serres (10am) Conservation Director for Columbia Riverkeeper – the Hanford Nuclear Site & fossil fuels and how it affects salmon
  • Bill Moyer (10:40am) –  rail as an alternative to barging and the Solutionary Rail project 
  • Debra Ellers (11:20am) – update on Southern Resident Orcas, including returning the captive orca Tokitae/Skalichechenaut home to the Salish Sea
  • Lunch Served
  • Steve Hawley (12:45pm) – Author of Cracked: The Future of Dams in a Hot, Chaotic World 
  • Lucii Simpson (1:25pm) – Tribal Elder of Nez Perce Tribe, discussing ancestral ties with land and land preservation

Link for Attendees to Register:

Seattle Green Lake Flotilla to Free the Snake River: Stop Salmon and Orca Extinction

A festive water and land event is happening on Saturday, to raise awareness and show support for Snake River dam removal. As part of Orca Month, the focus is on saving Southern Resident Killer Whales. An on-land event will also be held for those who don’t want to participate on the lake.

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023. 10am-1pm

Location: NE Green Lake Community Center (7351 East Green Lake Drive N. Seattle, WA 98115)

Purpose: To celebrate the gift of wild salmon, generate attention, and demonstrate strong public support for an upcoming decision by Northwest policymakers and the Biden Administration to un-dam the Lower Snake River and replace the dams’ services.

Other Details:

We hope you’ll join Backbone at one of these events this Saturday!

And thank you to all the people who showed up last week for Backbone’s Multi-City Banner Action for Orca Month, bannering on overpasses, bridges, intersections, and ferries.  Here are some photos from Spokane, Whidbey, Seattle, Portland, Lewiston, and Olympia!

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