4 Reasons to Help Save Wild Atlantic Salmon in the US
WE CREATED THE PROBLEM. AND WE CAN FIX IT.
Centuries of habitat destruction, overfishing, dams, and pollution have taken a toll on our native fish. And now, wild Atlantic salmon are headed for extinction. They have been on the endangered species list since 2000 and need our help.
Once upon a time, Atlantic salmon returned to the major rivers along the Northeastern US by the hundreds of thousands. Today, only a small number return to select rivers in Maine.
Some endangered species get most of the attention. But Atlantic salmon need your help. For $1, less than the cost of a cup of coffee, you can raise a baby salmon for return to its river of birth. Be part of their comeback and donate today. Wild Atlantic salmon need you.
THEY DESERVE A FIGHTING CHANCE
The odyssey of the wild Atlantic salmon is a remarkable story of survival against the odds.
The Atlantic salmon is an anadromous fish that typically spends between 2-3 years in freshwater before migrating to the ocean as a silvery smolt.
After an additional 1-3 years at sea they swim thousands of miles to return to their natal rivers to spawn.
A COMMUNITY IN MAINE IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND THEY NEED YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE
In 2012, a team of biologists joined together with a community of volunteers in Maine to implement an innovative and proven method to restore wild Atlantic salmon to Maine rivers. The project is based on Peter Gray’s successful salmon restoration effort on England’s River Tyne. (read more about it here).
The conservationists restoring wild Atlantic salmon need your help. If two million people donate $1 each, their efforts can continue for 5 more years.
LEAVE THE WORLD BETTER THAN YOU FOUND IT. DONATE TO SAVE A SPECIES.
For just $1, a baby salmon can be raised and returned to a river in Maine using Peter Gray’s method (read more about the method here).
Please donate and share our photos through social media to spread the word. (#savewildatlanticsalmon).
Help us Restore Maine's Wild Atlantic Salmon Population
$1 per parr. Restore one or restore thousands. All donations will make a difference!
The goal of the Peter Gray Parr Project is to increase the number of parr raised and stocked to over 2,000,000. At an estimated cost of just over $1 per parr, we must raise 2.2 million dollars to support this restoration. For every dollar donated, contributors will quite literally be putting more parr in the East Machias River and directly impacting the restoration of Maine's wild Atlantic salmon population.
PETER GRAY PARR PROJECT GOAL
Restore over 2,000,000 Wild Atlantic Salmon Parr to the East Machias River.
Financial progress towards restoring over 2,000,000 Wild Atlantic Salmon Parr into the East Machias River