Take Action to Save Salmon, Save Camp!

We are asking the Washington State Legislators to remove the Department of Natural Resources' Whiteman Cove Fish Passage project from the 2021-2022 Capital Budget because we believe it is premature. Whiteman Cove is not a culvert and not part of the federal injunction that DNR is required to comply with. Furthermore, the proposal does not consider the alternatives like a fish-friendly tide gate that would support fish passage and preserve the camp experience. We believe that a fish-friendly tide gate is a viable solution that supports both fish passage and future environmentalists.

Why Whiteman Cove Matters

Hear from the President & CEO of the YMCA of Greater Seattle, Loria Yeadon, about the importance of taking action to show your support.


Email your Local Legislator

Save Salmon, Save Camp

Contact your local state legislator and ask them to remove the Whiteman Cove project from this year's budget.

Take Action

Tweet at your Local Legislator

After you email your local legislator, please also tweet at them. 

Contact the Ways & Means Committee

The Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee considers the operating and capital budget bills and related legislation, including the funding for removal of the Whiteman Cove berm. Contact the Chair, Vice Chair, and Ranking Members to let your voice be heard.

Tools For Telling Our Story

We have provided resources to make advocating easy! Share this page (SaveSalmonSaveCamp.com) on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts so friends and family can join the action. Let them know we need their help and to contact their local legislators to ask them to: 

  • Remove the Whiteman Cove project from this year's budget until an adequate feasibility study has been completed
  • Halt the destruction of the lagoon at Camp Colman
  • Consider a fish-friendly tide gate as a proven alternative solution
  • Keep Whiteman Cove filled for salmon and campers!

Find additional Facebook and Twitter post suggestions including images to share in our Dropbox folder.


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