Columbia River Estuary Action Team

Tribes run for Salmon and dam removal and against LNG Pipeline

The Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe and Klamath Tribes will be celebrating the holiday weekend with a 300 mile relay run for Klamath Salmon, showing support for Dam Removal and opposition to the LNG Pipeline

Taking part will be youth and mentors from Klamath Basin Tribes and supportive members of the community of all ages.

Runners will begin the event May 26 at the mouth of the Klamath River in Klamath, CA.  On May 27 they’ll relay the salmon baton up highway 96 to Keno Reservoir.

On May 28 at 10 a.m.  Runners will host a press conference at the Klamath Wildlife Refuge Miller Island Unit, the proposed Klamath River crossing of the Jordon Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline.

Runners will end up at the Klamath Tribes Memorial Day Pow-wow at Klamath County (Oregon) Fair Grounds at noon.

For more information:

* Matt Mais, Yurok Tribe, 707-954-0976, mmais@yuroktribe.nsn.u
* Craig Tucker, Karuk Tribe, 916-207-8294, ctucker@karuk.us
*Taylor Tupper, Klamath Tribes, 541-891-3686 taylor.tupper@klamathtribes.org

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