Salmon Heroes

Salmon populations are experiencing sharp declines due to a range of human activity, including pesticide pollution. We are pleased to release the first 2 of a 5 part series showcasing community members working to protect salmon. These Salmon Heroes are inspiring change in our communities!

SHAWN DONNILLE

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Shawn Donnille is co-owner of Mountain Rose Herbs, an Oregon based company that offers one of the most thorough selections of certified organic herbs, spices, and botanical products. In 2001 Shawn proposed that Mountain Rose Herbs eradicate ALL conventionally grown products from its product line and go entirely organic by 2003. This was the first time such a commitment to organic agriculture had been made in the history of the herbal industry.

Shawn takes us to visit his 60-acre farm in rural Oregon where he's taking steps to clean up streams and waterways on his property that feed into the larger network of rivers in the Willamette Valley.

Watch this inspiring video!


AVERY MCRAE

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Avery McRae, Eugene 4th grader, is the 2014 recipient of NCAP's Rachel Carson Award. This award honors individuals who are making an on the ground difference in their community and inspiring others to do the same.

Nine-year-old Avery McRae raised over $300 to help protect salmon. She did this by having a fundraising party with games, crafts, and an introduction about the important role of salmon in the ecosystem. When asked about her inspiration and why she is so passionate about helping to protect wild salmon, she talked about her personal experience walking along Whitaker Creek near Walton, Oregon where she saw salmon spawning.

Avery is delighted to receive the Rachel Carson Award because “it’s a chance to tell a lot of people about how kids can make a difference. Don’t depend on grown ups to do it all.”

Watch this inspiring video!


WHAT IS NCAP DOING TO HELP SALMON?

NCAP monitors and comments on EPA risk assessment documents, and examines the rules that EPA sets for pesticides, holding EPA to a high standard of scientific and legal accountability. We also alert our supporters to key opportunities to comment on EPA documents. Please support our work, so that together we can effectively push the EPA for sound environmental procedures.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

1) Make sure you are signed up for up to date information about our work to protect salmon.  
2) Spread the word about this important issue and share these videos with your friends by using the social media links below. 
3) Donate to help us keep harmful pesticides out of our waters.

THANKS TO SPIRIT MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY FUND AND HORIZONS FOUNDATION FOR SPONSORING THESE VIDEOS!

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