Save Bristol Bay Campaign to host Anchorage Townhall

TU UTBB joint logoCONTACT:Jennifer Weis, Save Bristol Bay Campaign, (952) 210-7095

Save Bristol Bay Campaign to host Anchorage Townhall

ANCHORAGE, AK - Trout Unlimited and United Tribes of Bristol Bay will host a Protect Bristol Bay townhall next week: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. The event will include an update on the efforts against the Pebble Mine from a diverse group of speakers, and will clarify the science and facts behind Pebble’s latest statements.Since October, the Pebble Limited Partnership has promoted a new “small mine” plan to Alaskans that is based on incomplete science, and still puts the Bristol Bay fishery and all it sustains at risk. Speakers will address the myth that a small Pebble Mine is safe for salmon while providing up-to-date information about efforts to protect the region.Who: Bristol Bay commercial fishermen and leaders will speak to the publicWhen: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017Where: Wilda Marston Theater in the Z.J. Loussac Public Library, AnchorageSpeakers and interview opportunities:Rick Halford, former Republican State SenatorRobin Samuelson, Bristol Bay commercial fisherman, chairman of the Bristol Bay Economic Development Corp., and Bristol Bay Native Corporation board memberNorm Van Vactor, CEO of Bristol Bay Economic Development CorporationAlannah Hurley, Executive Director of the United Tribes of Bristol BayNelli Williams, Trout Unlimited’s Alaska Program Director For those unable to attend, photos and quotes will be available after the event, and it will be streamed on Facebook Live.

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Trout Unlimited is the nation’s oldest and largest coldwater fisheries conservation organization. In Alaska, we work with sportsmen and women to ensure the state’s trout and salmon resources remain healthy through our local chapters and offices in Anchorage and Juneau. Follow TU on Facebook and Twitter, and visit us online at tu.org and savebristolbay.org.

The United Tribes of Bristol Bay (UTBB) is a tribal consortium representing 15 Bristol Bay tribes working to protect the Yup’ik, Denai’na, and Alutiq way of life in Bristol Bay.

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