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Angling For Advocacy Fundraiser Kicks off March 1st to Support Salmon & Steelhead Conservation

By Alyson Bergomi, Communications Intern
February 22, 2021

F rom March 1st through 7th, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders will be raffling 13 world-class fishing trips with premier Northwest guides to support angling advocacy. Our guides have generously donated their time and expertise to help you learn new techniques and develop a deeper understanding of Pacific Northwest fisheries and why their conservation is so important.

If you win one of our trips, we can guarantee that it’ll be the trip of a lifetime! Our guides include Jordan Knigge, Big Dave, Chris Vertopoulos, Jack and Brandon Glass, Kevin Anderson, Damon Struble, Bill Taylor, Trevor Storlie, Herman Fleishman, Kevin Larson, Ciara Lambert, and Bill Woods. Find the details for each trip at the button below.

There is a separate raffle for each trip, and only one winner will be drawn per raffle. You can buy as many tickets as you’d like in any or all of the raffles. Please note that each trip has different stipulations, so read carefully. Ticket prices range from $20 to $50 and the number of available tickets per trip range from 25 to 40. That means you have incredible chances in each raffle, and at an affordable price! It’s never been easier to support angling advocacy.

You can purchase tickets between March 1st at 8:00am and March 7th at 11:59pm. We will announce winners on March 8th on Facebook, Instagram, and email.

The proceeds from this event will support this year’s advocacy goals to protect endangered fish, restore habitat, and enhance fishing opportunities. These include:

1. Working with a multi-state coalition to remove the lower Snake River dams and recover endangered salmon and steelhead throughout the Columbia River Basin
2. Banning non-treaty commercial gill nets on the lower mainstem Columbia River
3. Protecting salmon habitat in Northwest Oregon
4. Collecting new spring Chinook broodstock at the Clackamas hatchery
5. Passing a group license bill for nonprofit veterans fishing events

Most importantly, our primary goal is to increase fishing opportunities and access for all Northwesterners, and we can’t do that without your help.

Northwest Steelheaders is also offering a webinar on March 4th at 6pm to teach you how to call your legislators about Snake River restoration. If you are looking for ways to get more involved in the Snake River campaign, are interested in learning how to effectively engage in the political process, or are curious about our advocacy program in general, this is the webinar for you!