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Modernizing a Treaty to sustain a river and its people in the 21st Century

to RSVP:

Thursday  *  September 28  *  5:30 – 9:00 pm  *  Seattle Mountaineers Bldg

Join us for a special evening of story, reflection and discussion

about the mighty and mythic Columbia River.

Signed copies of Eileen Delehanty Pearkes’ new book, A River Captured: the Columbia River Treaty and Catastrophic Change will be available for purchase during the evening.

Fifty years ago, the United States and Canada ratified the Columbia River Treaty to jointly manage hydropower production and flood management.  Our region’s dam-building era, of which the Treaty is a cornerstone, has delivered important benefits to the Northwest – including Seattle.  But the Treaty has also caused catastrophic harm to the river’s health, and communities on both sides of the international border.

Our four panelists will share their unique perspectives and stories about how this 50-year old Treaty has impacted basin communities and offer their insights into what an updated, modernized Treaty must do to right historic wrongs — sustaining and restoring the Columbia River and the people who rely on the river in this time of climate change.

Where:  Seattle Mountaineers Building
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA

When:  5:30 – reception with light appetizers and drinks; 6:30 – 8:30 three speakers and panel discussion/audience questions; event concludes at 9:00

Suggested donation $5 (donations to cover our costs are gratefully accepted)



Print Poster to Share:  Healing the Columbia

Event Sponsors


American Rivers  *  Center for Environmental Law & Policy  *  Earth Ministry  * League of Women Voters of Washington  *  Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition  *  Sierra Club  *  Upper Columbia United Tribes  *  Columbia Institute for Water Policy


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