A free-flowing lower Snake River will save endangered salmon for economies, communities, tribal rights, orca, and the generations of tomorrow. Frustrated by inaction from our Washington State delegation, activists deployed Backbone banners at three ferry terminals, located in the home communities of Governor Jay Inslee and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
The message was
- Act Now - We are Running out of Time
- Save Salmon and Orca
- Breach the 4 Dams on the Lower Snake River
With one crew at the Edmonds terminal (Cantwell's home town), another at Port Townsend (across the water from Whidbey Island, Murray's residence) and another at the Bainbridge terminal (Inslee's home), a strong message to policymakers was visible to ferry travelers, with lots of supportive honks and inquiries of what people can do to pressure these decision-makers.
The Ferry Terminal Action will ongoing. Big thanks to the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, the North Olympic Orca Pod, and Snake River Savers for collaborating on this banner action.