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Honoring the Legacy of our Beloved Lorraine Loomis (1940-2021)

Salmon Defense is now accepting donations for the Lorraine Loomis Memorial Scholarship Fund on behalf of the Pacific Salmon Comission.

The new Pacific Salmon Comission Lorraine Loomis Memorial scholarship seeks to honor Lorraine’s legacy and her many contributions to the fisheries community, with a view to inspiring and enabling future leaders like her. A scholarship of USD$5000 will be awarded annually to a selected American or Canadian student enrolled in a post-secondary program in fisheries, or a related field, with preference given to female and Indigenous candidates. The United States National Marine Fisheries Service has generously provided initial funding for the inaugural scholarship, which will be awarded in 2024. If you are interested in applying, visit PSC’s Lorraine Loomis Memorial Scholarship application page. 

We are honored that the family of our Salmon Warrior Lorraine Loomis has asked that donations be made in her memory to the Salmon Forever Fund. Lorraine was a founding member and Vice-Chairperson of the Salmon Defense Executive Board. In 2018 Lorraine created and co-chaired the Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition, the first-of-its-kind group of powerful change agents who come together to combine their collective power by developing and moving a Call to Action for our region’s salmon. Lorraine leaves behind a powerful legacy and helped pave a path for all to continue the mission of protecting salmon and preserving treaty rights for future generations.

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The Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Forever Fund is honored to be designated as a source to receive  donations in honor of John Hollowed Sr. (1957-2023)

Your contribution to Salmon Defense will work to both memorialize his work and sustain action to its meaning. The Salmon Forever Fund sustains the intention of that legacy by continuing his work and vision through communications, advocacy, education and litigation. We can amplify his voice through our collective voices, working  together to Save Salmon for Our Common Future. Today, that work is more urgent than ever before.

John worked as the legal advisor at the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission where he served in various capacities for more than 35 years. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in United States v. Washington, known as the Culvert Case. This case was built on John’s vision and foundational research—and will lead to enduring environmental protections for generations to come.

Contribution to the Salmon Defense – John Hollowed Memorial Fundwill be managed to expand the Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Forever Fund and support work and legal challenges in defense of the region’s salmon and the habitats they depend on. Salmon Defense is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

John was a tireless warrior for tribal treaty rights he will be remembered. The establishment of the John Hollowed Memorial Fund will help to continue the work John dedicated his career to.

Salmon Forever Fund Goal: $1.5 Million 

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Donations are also welcome by check, payable to “Salmon Defense” and mailed to:

Salmon Defense
6700 Martin Way East, Suite 114
Olympia, WA 98516

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tellthetruth-bfj-collectionAnother way to contribute is by purchasing the book Tell the Truth: The Collected Columns of Billy Frank Jr. This book collects Billy’s Being Frank column which ran in NWIFC publications and newspapers across the Pacific Northwest from September 1986 to May 2014. All proceeds from the sale of Tell the Truth go to the Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Forever Fund, managed by Salmon Defense.



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