P R E S S A DV I S O R Y
Karuk Tribe ● Yurok Tribe ● Klamath Tribes
TRIBES TO CELEBRATE HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH 300 MILE RELAY RUN FOR KLAMATH SALMON
Event Shows Support for Dam Removal; Opposition to LNG Pipeline
What: Annual 300 plus mile Klamath Salmon Run from the mouth of the Klamath River at Klamath, CA to Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Who: Youth and mentors from Klamath Basin Tribes and supportive members of the community of all ages.
When and Where
May 26 at 6 a.m. – after a brief ceremony, runners will begin the event at the mouth of the Klamath River in Klamath, CA, concluding the day in Happy Camp, CA.
May 27 – Runners will relay the salmon baton up highway 96 to Keno Reservoir.
May 28 at 10 a.m. Runners will host press conference at the Klamath Wildlife Refuge Miller Island Unit, the proposed Klamath River crossing of the Jordon Cove Liquefied Natural Gas Pipeline. Runners will then proceed to Klamath Tribes Memorial Day Pow-wow at Klamath County (Oregon) Fair Grounds at noon.
To get to the Klamath Wildlife Refuge Miller Island Unit, take Miller Island Road off of Highway 97. Google Map.
For more information:
Matt Mais, Yurok Public Relations, 707-954-0976, firstname.lastname@example.org
Craig Tucker, Nat. Res.Policy Advocate, Karuk Tribe: 916-207-8294, email@example.com
Taylor Tupper, Klamath Tribes News Mgr, 541-891-3686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Annelia Hillman, Youth Mentor, (707) 499-6061
Margo Robins, Youth Mentor (707) 502-8654
Crispin McAllister, Youth Mentor, (707) 598-9370