Students for The Salish Sea
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Students for the Salish Sea, is a network of clubs at Western Washington University, University of British Colombia, University of Washington and University of Puget Sound that supports the restoration of the Salish Sea bioregional watershed. Vision ~We envision a diverse and healthy biological and cultural watershed of The Salish Sea. Mission ~We are a student-led organization that works to protect and restore the health of the transnational ecosystem, The Salish Sea. Current Campaigns: 1) Protect the Nooksack River from dam development by designating the upper-watershed as a Wild and Scenic River in collaboration with American Rivers. 2) Restore the health of the Southern Resident Orca Whales (SROW) and ESA-listed Chinook salmon runs in the Columbia and Snake watersheds by getting the Army Corps of Engineers to remove the four Lower Snake River dams. 3) Heal Lake Whatcom by catalyzing the phosphorus clean-up process and working to reduce pollution in our water source from motorized boats, lawns, and impervious surfaces. 4) Prevent unsustainable mis-management of Bellingham Bay and the waterfront by demanding an ecologically sound clean-up of the waterfront and terminating the Port's recently signed lease with GrandCamp, a company that will export unprocessed Whatcom County timber to Asia. 5) Support Indigenous-led frontline resistance camps, such as Lelu Island, Standing Rock, and Kinder Morgan by fundraising, spreading awareness, and offering physical support. Defeat the Lelu Island LNG facility and the Kinder Morgan Pipeline expansion contact: [email protected] Spring Quarter Meetings: Thursdays 5-7 in Fairhaven College, Rm 314 Instagram: StuentsfortheSalishSeaActivity status unknown.