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Gov. Inslee announces salmon recovery proposal at Swinomish Reservation

 

December 22, 2021

WE ARE ALL PEOPLE OF THE SALMON – Gov. Jay Inslee embraced Kim Murphy, daughter of late tribal elder Lorraine Loomis, and her family after his announcement of salmon recovery legislation to restore and maintain riparian habitat at the Swinomish Reservation Dec. 14. – Photo courtesy of Swinomish Indian Tribal Community / Amy Trainer

A two-year journey brought Gov. Jay Inslee to La Conner last week.

Inslee chose Swinomish Reservation as the locale from which to formally announce proposed salmon recovery proposals that have been in the formative stage since 2019.

He chose Swinomish as the site to unveil his salmon initiatives for the 2022 state legislative session, in large measure as a tribute to the late Lorraine Loomis, a Swinomish IndianTribal Community leader who chaired the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission prior to her death in August.

At the heart of the estimated $187 million salmon strategy is the Lorrai...



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