Mother's wants a seat at the table

blog 120503 lisa schroderRecently we got word from Lisa Schroeder, chef and owner of Mother's Bistro & Bar in downtown Portland, that she sat down with staff from Senator Merkley's office earlier this month. Lisa, a huge supporter of wild salmon and steelhead restoration, talked about the need for new stakeholder talks in the Columbia-Snake Basin. She delivered a letter to Senator Merkley carrying this same message.

Here's an excerpt from her letter:

"Portland restaurants have made a real name for themselves on the national scene in recent years. This is in large part due to our access to healthy, delicious, locally sourced foods. Wild salmon is a fundamental part of this bounty and a staple item on our menu at Mother's Bistro & Bar... I hope you will carry the call for change and bring parties with a stake in Columbia and Snake River salmon restoration together toward a lasting solution that works for both our economy and ecology."

You can check out Lisa’s full letter to Senator Merkley here.
Read the Oregonian op-ed from Lisa and Kristofor Lofgren at Bamboo Sushi.
And you'll definitely want to buy her cookbook.

Take action: Contact your Senators along with Obama administration officials. Ask them to initiate a new inclusive stakeholder process for restoring Columbia-Snake salmon and protecting communities.

Thank you to Lisa Schroeder and Mother’s Bistro for spreading the word about salmon solutions!

Save Our wild Salmon is a diverse, nationwide coalition working together to restore wild salmon and steelhead to the rivers, streams and marine waters of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of our region's ecology, economy and culture.

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