What You Can Do to Help Recover Salmon in the Willamette River
We will recover salmon and steelhead in the Willamette River Basin and you can play an important role. Whether you own many acres in the country or live in a city, your actions will help save these fish. Here's some things you can do to advance recovery efforts:
- Be aware of what watershed you live in and learn about your local fish runs. Once you educate yourself, share information about salmon with your friends and neighbors. Help others learn what they can do to save habitat and fish.
- Speak up for salmon restoration. Request that agencies provide adequate stream flows and other habitat protections.
- Dispose of household chemicals such as used motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides, and paints at approved collection facilities in your area. Many drains empty directly into rivers and streams.
- Volunteer for stream enhancement projects. Learn about local watershed councils in your area and get involved to protect and restore salmon.
- Be an informed consumer. Don't use products that are harmful to the environment when safer alternatives exist.
- Join and support organizations that advocate for protection of salmon and their habitat.
- Conserve water and electricity.
If you would like to learn more about recovery efforts in your watershed or would like to get involved directly, please contact:
Rob Walton, Willamette River Basin Recovery Coordinator