Salmonfest attendees sign postcards showing their opposition to the Susitna Dam© Jennifer Niemeck

Fired Up at Salmonfest

Fired Up at Salmonfest

Alaskans turn out en masse to say no to Susitna Dam, yes to wild rivers, salmon, and folk music.

Wild Salmon Center staff joined a lively, salmon-friendly crowd in early August at Salmonfest on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. This was the fourth incarnation of a festival started to rally support against the Pebble Mine, and festival goers were still happy to mix grooving with activism: we captured 300 signatures on postcards to Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, asking him to cancel the Susitna Dam and work instead on fish-friendly hydroelectric projects. Organizers counted 6,000 festivalgoers, who were treated to the sounds of headliner Emmylou Harris. Check out our gallery below, or view our photos on Facebook.

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