Cook Inletkeeper is a proud supporter and partner of Salmonfest. We believe Alaskan's connection to salmon is worth celebrating and strive to make each Salmonfest event a little more saturated in salmon love and advocacy than the last.
Missing live music and the spirit of summer festivals? Stay tuned for Salmonfest Radio brought to you by Cook Inletkeeper!
We’re keeping the spirit of Salmonfest alive in these physically distanced times by combining live recordings of Salmonfest bands, backstage interviews, and the passionate voices of salmon champions from across the state all into podcast form for your listening pleasure.
Salmonfest Radio launched Sunday Jan. 3rd and can be streamed where ever you get your podcasts. Episodes will be released every other week through June. Make sure you’re subscribed to Inletkeeper’s facebook and instagram to stay up to date about the release of Salmonfest Radio and all future episodes.
Listen to Salmonfest Radio on your local radio station:
KBBI 890 AM Homer - Mondays at 1pm and reaired the following week on Thursdays at 9pm.
KNBA 90.3 FM Anchorage - Every other Thursday at 8pm.
KDLL 91.9 FM Kenai - Every other Saturday at 6 p.m.
The first Salmonfest event, then called Salmonstock, was held in 2011 as a way to spread the word and raise money to protect Bristol Bay, the last great salmon stronghold, from the proposed Pebble Mine. In November of 2020 the Army Corps of Engineers rejected Pebble Mine's clean water act permit - something to celebrate! But the fight for permanent protects for Bristol Bay continues as Pebble prepared to appeal the permit desion in court. CALL OR EMAIL the EPA Regional Director Chris Hladick and Alaskan Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and tell them to do everything in their power to push the EPA to veto the Pebble Mine, creating permanate protections for Bristol Bay.
Tell the EPA to #VetoPebbleMine
Leaders from Bristol Bay are calling for long-term protections to provide certainty to those who depend on the region's natural resources. The EPA has a responsibility to ensure permanent protection for Bristol Bay communities and must veto the Pebble Mine.
Calling the EPA is simple. Watch this video for tips & inspiration.
- The EPA has the authority under the clean water act to veto Pebble Mine, they just need the motivation and the bravery to use it.
- According to EPA, the development of Pebble Mine would likely result in the “permanent loss of 2,292 acres of wetlands” and “hundreds of miles of streams.”
- A veto for this project is the only way to ensure permanet protections for Bristol Bay's salmon cultures and resources.
Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay
Three hours of fish, fun and music to celebrate and protect Bristol Bay - streamed to your habitats. Like everything in 2020, Salmonfest was a little different. Although we could not gather in Ninilchik, Cook Inletkeeper teamed up with Salmonfest to bring the spirit of our annual salmon celebration to you. The event features a variety of “fun size” micro sets from over 15 of your favorite Salmonfest artists as well as live art, stories, and a call to action from salmon champions across Alaska to stop Pebble Mine. Salmonfest: Streaming for Bristol Bay is a free event, but viewers are encouraged to donate to support the work to stop the Pebble Mine.