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Proposed salmon habitat legislation honors the late Lorraine Loomis

Lorraine Loomis made her name as a tireless advocate for Northwest salmon.

Now, four months after her passing, new legislation designed to enhance salmon recovery and protect and restore key habitat areas, bears the name of the late Swinomish Tribal Community leader and Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission chair.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced major salmon strategy proposals, including the Lorraine Loomis Act, during a visit to Swinomish Dec. 14.

Inslee delivered remarks while under cover of one of the large Swinomish cedar hat pavilions, addressing an audience that included members of several tri...


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