BZ Launch Site Trail Clean-up October 26th

Friend indeed, Steve Stampfli, has offered to lead a trail cleanup on the trail at the BZ launch site on October 26.  This is a beautiful trail up to BZ Falls, and Steve will have lots to tell us about what we will be looking at as we work to make it safe, beautiful, and sustainable.  We value his willingness to lead this project . . . there aren’t many who understand this watershed as well as Steve!  Stay tuned on this one.

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Natural History Rafting Trip for FWSR members and guests!

Join us on October 5th for a slow-paced trip through the old lake bed and dam site to the Columbia.   With luck, we’ll see salmon and steelhead swimming in some shallow portions of the river, and spawning beds (redds) for the Fall Chinook.  Knowledgeable guides from Zoller’s will fill us in on the natural history.

“It’s like having our very own science project in our front yard,” said Mark Zoller, 29 year White Salmon River guide.  “We have such a special opportunity to watch nature re-claim and heal itself over the next several years.  I’m amazed, as is everyone at how quickly the river hastaken control and is proceeding to repair 100 years of blockage.

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White Salmon Riverfest & Symposium is coming up!

In addition to warm weather, summer also brings the White Salmon Riverfest & Symposium to our community each year.  Scheduled this summer for Wednesday July 10th, Husum will be bustling with activities with something for everyone all day long.

The event kicks off with the incredibly popular annual community float. This affordable, $20 raft trip is designed for the local community to enjoy the river together.  If you have not had that opportunity before, this fun event is a great way to see why the New York Times mentioned this river as one of 4 “must do’s” in the country for 2013.

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Press Release: White Salmon – The Little River That Could

White Salmon: The Little River That Could

First a Dam Was Removed, and Now Residential Sprawl is Thwarted; Famous River Shows What’s Possible for Rivers Here, and Everywhere

Washington Superior Court Rules That Klickitat County Violated Constitutional Law,  Property Rights Protections, and State Environmental Laws

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Friends of the White Salmon Rafting Trip!

You are invited to join us on June 8th for a special extended raft trip and natural history tour of the White Salmon River!

Zoller’s Outdoor Odyssey has agreed to provide a natural history tour of the White Salmon River. In addition to a great whitewater adventure, this trip will include additional stops and opportunities to explore the geology, waterfalls, wildlife, and plants of the White Salmon River. This is a great opportunity to learn about the unique natural history of the river through a more intimate river experience. We have hand picked some of the most knowledgeable guides to lead our tour, so don’t miss out.

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Check out this video about Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia Basin!

Why Pacific Lamprey Matter to Columbia Basin Tribes

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Friends Annual Meeting and Bill Sharp Presentation April 9th, 6:00pm at the White Salmon Library

Join us for our annual membership meeting on April 9th. Friends will be giving a short update on the state of the organization followed by a presentation from Bill Sharp on the status of fish recovery on the White Salmon River. As an extra incentive, we will also have homemade pie by Patty Gray for refreshment!

We will be holding a short Board meeting at 5:45, then commence with presentations around 6:00. Pat Arnold will give a brief update on the organization and then Bill Sharp from Yakama Nation Fisheries will provide an update on salmon and steelhead recovery and habitat restoration efforts. Stay tuned for more details in next month’s newsletter.

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Rafters, Kayakers & FWSR on new stretch of the White Salmon River!

Read Susan Hollingsworth’s Inspiring Report

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Get to Know FWSR and Hear Updates on Salmon Recovery from the Yakama Nation – 6:30pm, Wed. Nov. 14th at the White Salmon Public Library

Get to Know FWSR and Hear Updates on Salmon Recovery from the Yakama Nation – 6:30pm, Wed. Nov. 14th at the White Salmon Public Library

You are invited to get to know FWSR and hear an update on salmon and steelhead recovery on the White Salmon River. Join us to learn more  about the White Salmon River, FWSR’s work, and salmon recovery efforts.

Bill Sharp, Fisheries Biologist for the Yakama Nation Fisheries will be giving a presentation on salmon and steelhead recovery efforts. Bill will provide an update on salmon and steelhead returns and the plans for restoring fish populations moving forward. Join us for a fun and informative presentation.

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Condit Access Restored to White Salmon River!

Access has been restored to White Salmon River after PacifiCorp’s
safe, successful Condit Dam removal

Whitewater experts stress safety; remind river users to avoid sensitive plant areas,
respect local cabin owners

WHITE SALMON, Wash. – A year after a dynamite blast punched a hole in the Condit Dam, the
last remnants of the structure are gone and access restrictions on the White Salmon River are
now lifted downstream of Northwestern Park. Caution is still advised as the rapids on the lower
river are significant.

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