Imagine Salmon Sand Scratch

This is how we like to celebrate Earth Day!
We believe that, in the Canadian Columbia Basin, “in our lifetime, The Columbia River Treaty is the most important opportunity we will have to make real Environmental change”. To show case this we’ve worked with Denis Klein’s Kootenay School of the Arts students and renowned sand artist Peter Vogelaar to ‘scratch’ this 200’ planet into a sand bar close to Kokanee Creek Park.

This public art is part of the SWSS’s Multi-facted Imagine Salmon Campaign supporting Salmon Reintroduction into the Salmo(N) River and beyond into the Columbia River upstream of Chief Joseph Dam. The Chief Joseph and the Grand Coolie dams are passage barriers for Salmon migration into their historical spawning waters in the Canadian Columbia Basin.

A big thanks to Donavan Ackerman for the drone imagery!