P R E S S A DV I S O R Y Karuk Tribe ● Yurok Tribe ● Klamath Tribes

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, mmais@yuroktribe.nsn.us

Craig Tucker, Nat. Res.Policy Advocate, Karuk Tribe: 916-207-8294, ctucker@karuk.us

Taylor Tupper, Klamath Tribes News Mgr, 541-891-3686 taylor.tupper@klamathtribes.org

Annelia Hillman, Youth Mentor, (707) 499-6061

Margo Robins, Youth Mentor (707) 502-8654

Crispin McAllister, Youth Mentor, (707) 598-9370

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