Skykomish River Petition
At NCWLiving.com, we recognize the importance of our natural inheritance. Here is a way to help preserve beauty in [media-credit name="www.savetheskyriver.org" align="alignleft" width="150"][/media-credit]our region. About the Save the Sky River Coalition:
We are a coalition of recreation groups, conservation groups and homeowners who love the
natural world and are working to protect and preserve the Skykomish River and its tributaries.
Members involved in this campaign include:
Hydro Reform Coalition (Includes 150 organizations)
North Cascades Conservation Council
Save The Sky River
The South Fork of the Skykomish is currently endangered by a dam proposal from
Snohomish County PUD. Many other proposals are on the table which would threaten the
wild and scenic integrity of the Skykomish River and its tributaries.
The South Fork of the Skykomish River is on the State of Washington Wild and Scenic Rivers
list, which strongly discourages hydro development. The Skykomish River is recommended
by the Forest Service for designation by Congress as a Wild and Scenic River, which would
prohibit hydro development. In addition, the Northwest Power and Conversation Council,
established by Congress and funded by Bonneville Power, has defined the Skykomish as a
Protected area from hydro power development. All these protections have been enacted for
good reasons after extensive public, legislative and scientific input.
We seek to protect the Skykomish from the current dam project and provide long term
protection of the Skykomish River and it tributaries by encouraging Congress to formally
declare the Skykomish River a Federal Wild and Scenic River and to encourage the State of
Washington to re-open public access at the Sunset Falls salmon facility owned by the State of
P.O Box 137
Index, WA. 98256