The Edmonds Chapter of Trout Unlimited will present the award winning documentary, Red Gold -- the story of a massive mining development which could destroy Bristol Bay, Alaska, home to the most pristine and productive Sockeye salmon rivers in the world -- on Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 PM at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. in Edmonds, (just north of the ferry terminal).
The program -- open to the public -- will also feature Dwayne Meadows, Trout Unlimited Outreach Director, who will discuss the urgent need for awareness about Pebble Mine and its dire effect on an entire ecosystem.
This beautiful region is home to the largest Sockeye runs in North America, with 40 million returning to its waters each year. Meadows will explain the national effort underway to prevent Pebble Mine from moving forward -- a move that would destroy these sustainable fish runs that provide subsistence and the livelihoods of thousands, including Washington residents who depend on the clean waters of Bristol Bay and it’s upper estuary habitat in Alaska.
Link to Trout Unlimited Bristol Bay site: http://www.savebristolbay.org/red-gold-documentary
In addition to the presentation we will have an outstanding raffle and information about next year's meeting plans and take nominations from the floor for the Board of Directors for 2012.