Online Event to Provide Update on Klamath Dam Removal Process on March 24
“Klamath River people worked for decades to get us to this point. Now we have a safe and quick plan to remove the Klamath dams,” stated Regina Chichizola, from Save California Salmon. “It should not have taken this long, but now that we are here the community should know how and when the dams will be removed. We also need to tell FERC to stop stalling, every year the salmon runs and juvenile fish kills get worse. The dam removal plan is on course to be approved by federal regulators later this year, but they need to know there is community support.”
Chichizola said she is excited that not only will all the local Tribes and organizations, including river youth, speak, but that the Klamath community will also be able to be the first to screen the new short film about the Salmon Relay Run.
One of the presenters will be Hoopa Valley Tribal youth and Arcata High School student LeMonie Hutt.
Hutt explained she has been working for dam removal since she was eight years old because “the removal of the Klamath Dams means the salmon can return home and that we can thrive on this land too.”