Hi Friends,

Last week we dropped a huge announcement. We filed a notice of intent to sue Pacific Gas and Electric for violations of the Endangered Species Act. Along with our allies at California Trout, Trout Unlimited, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, and Institute for Fisheries Research, we are seeking to ensure that the company acts swiftly to remove their two fish-killing dams.

The National Marine Fisheries Service has suggested a series of interim protective measures which would ease the burden on Eel River salmonids and should be implemented at the project immediately. We strongly support these interim measures, which include working with wildlife agencies to revise summer flow plans, implement a water temperature management plan, and more. 

You can read our press release here, or click here to watch our press conference.

This potential litigation could be a game-changer for the Eel River, and set important precedent for protecting endangered species across the nation. But it is a huge undertaking, and expensive! Please consider supporting this important work with a donation today.

Finally, tune into the latest Eel River dams episode of the EcoNews Report in which we discuss what to expect next in the process to remove the Eel River dams. 

For the fish, 

Alicia Hamann

Virtual Auction Starts Today
Score Great Deals and Support Dam Removal

Help us celebrate the expiration of PG&E's 50-year license for the Eel River dams and the last week of Earth Month by participating in our virtual auction.

We've got all kinds of awesome gear to help you get out on the Eel and look good while doing it, plus other fun goodies and gifts including jewelry, a guided fishing trip, stays at beautiful getaways, artistic creations from beloved artists, and more!

Thanks to our generous donors The Good Collective, Benbow Inn, Big 5, Booklegger, Eel River Brewery, Fair Curve Farm, Hatchet House Arcata, Holly Yashi, Inn of the Lost Coast, Pacific Outfitters, Patagonia, Pen and Pine, Redwood Roots Farm, Talia Rose, Alchemy Distillery, Flint Riverkeeper, Dean Creek Resort, Cronin Inflatables, Kayak Trinidad, EPIC, Salmonid Restoration Federation, Humboldt Baykeeper, Friends of the Dunes, and several individuals.

Start your bidding now!

Ways to Support FOER in April
Ask for the "Blue River" cocktail at Phatsy Kline's Lounge throughout April.

Historic Eagle House
129 2nd St, Eureka

Donate your spare change at Wildberries in Arcata.


EcoNews Report:
Beginning of the End for Eel River Dams

Tune in to hear about what the license surrender and decomissioning process might look like and why it is so important to seize the opportunity for recovery of the Eel River’s wild runs of salmon and steelhead.

Click here to listen. 
In this newsletter:

- Notice of Intent to Sue PG&E 

- Virtual Auction

- EcoNews Report: The Beginning of the End for Eel River Dams
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