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Buy a Shirt, Raise $10K for Salmon Education

By Pacific Salmon Foundation, 🕔Thu, Sep 1st, 2016


  


Young people in British Columbia play a vital role in keeping wild salmon healthy and abundant. That's why avid anglers Bill Watterson and Bob Kronbauer want to raise $10,000 in one month for salmon education programs supported by the Pacific Salmon Foundation that will inspire the next generation of salmon stewards. So far, the campaign has raised just over $3,800 and there are 22 days left to raise the remaining $6,000.

Limited Edition Artwork of Salmon Spawners

Coho Giclee Print

Spawning Salmon T-Shirt

Supporting is easy! When you buy a t-shirt, print, poster or pack of buttons all proceeds will support salmon education programs. All items feature limited edition artwork of the Pacific salmon species in their spawning phase.

Some don't realize that salmon education delivered in schools often relies on grants from non-profits like the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Every year, the Foundation receives upwards of $30,000 in grant requests for teaching aquariums for the Salmonids in the Classroom program developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.  Demand for this equipment grows every year.

Salmonids in the Classroom

The 'Salmon Spawners' artwork collection was created by artist Bill Watterson. Watterson loves to fish the west coast of B.C. and wanted to find a way to support the resource that he loves. So he got together with his fishing buddy Bob Kronbauer, and they donated their time and creativity to develop the campaign. The collection features each of the five Pacific salmon species - Chinook, Coho, Chum, Pink and Sockeye - in their spawning phases. The images were created to display the patterns and colors unique to each species to provide a teaching tool for young people. View more of Bill's artwork on his instagram page.

It's easy for people to get involved!

Three easy ways you can help:

  1. Buy a 'Salmon Spawners' item
  2. Make a cash donation through the fundrazr campaign page
  3. Share the campaign with your family and friends

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