Fisheries advocate Lorraine Loomis will be honored by state Nov. 30


November 23, 2022

More than a year after her passing, the legacy of the late Lorraine Loomis continues to grow.

Loomis, a longtime Swinomish Tribal Community fisheries manager who served seven years as chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, will be honored posthumously Nov. 30 in Seattle as recipient of a Do Epic Award presented by Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz.

The memory of Loomis, who died in August of 2021 at age 81, will be celebrated at the Seattle Convention Center during a 12 p.m. ceremony next Wednesday.

“Throughout her life,” Franz said in a statemen...

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