Thursday, April 12, 2012

Help California's Salmon Swim Free


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National Wildlife Federation Action Fund

Speak Up for a Strong Flood Plan

California's Central Valley was once home to millions of wild salmon, but today these treasured fish are in real danger of disappearing forever.

The recently introduced Central Valley Flood Protection Plan offers new hope for salmon, but California agencies need to hear from you by April 20th to help this plan move forward!

Help change the outlook for California's salmon today.

California's salmon populations have experienced steep declines in recent years. Although there are many causes, one key problem resides in the Central Valley, where flood control projects and levees turned once free-flowing rivers into managed, unnatural waterways--destroying crucial floodplain habitat that salmon need to survive.

These flood control projects not only take a dramatic toll on California's salmon and wildlife, but they also put farms, families and cities at risk. As climate change is expected to increase the risk of severe storms and flooding in the coming years, it's imperative that action is taken now to protect salmon and communities.

Tell California agencies to let rivers flow for salmon.
The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan offers real solutions for restoring salmon and wildlife habitat, while helping to prevent floods and protect water supplies for millions of people in California.

There is still hope for saving salmon, but your voice is needed today to help them thrive for years to come.

Urge state agencies to adopt a strong flood plan for the future of salmon.

Thanks for all you do for wildlife.


Sue Brown
Executive Director, NWF Action Fund
Twitter: @wildlifeaction
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