Conservation Alliance Partnership with the Upper Skagit Tribe working in partnership with the Skagit Watershed Council
For every First Nation Artist Series bag sold, $1 will go to the Upper Skagit Tribe working in partnership with the Skagit Watershed Council in Northwestern Washington State, an organization working communally to restore salmon and trout to the Skagit and Samish Rivers.
For millennia the Skagit River and its tributaries and estuaries have been one of the most prolific breeding areas for salmon and trout in the world. For generations the tribes of the Skagit watershed, a region spanning nearly two million acres, have been its stewards, giving more than they receive and helping to protect the delicate balance of nature. As recently as the last 100 years, millions of salmon & trout have returned to the Skagit Rivers every year to spawn. Today, in the face of development, river damming, overfishing and pollution these once-mighty runs are greatly diminished and face an uncertain future.
Restoring salmon and trout to this place we call home is about more than just keeping the environment healthy. Salmon bind us to this region and to one another, a sign of our strength and resilience in a dramatic and changing landscape. Salmon are an icon of our cultural heritage and economic future, whether you are a tribal fisherman, a fishing guide, or a father and daughter seeking to connect through a quiet fishing trip in this magical place, restoring the Skagit's abundance requires that we join forces and work together in partnership and collaboration. Together we will protect and shape our own future and that of the Skagit through our works, our local decision-making and through our actions. Restoring salmon and trout habitats is working, but there is still much to do to restore these magnificent creatures and the benefits they provide. We need the help of everyone in our community!
That's where you come in. You can help make a difference! The Angler's Coffee's Conservation Alliance in partnership with the Skagit Watershed Council and the Upper Skagit Tribes is donating $1 from each bag of coffee sold from our newest Artist Series coffees. First Nation artist and Swinomish Tribe member, Kevin Paul, the creator of this series' artwork has selected the Skagit Watershed Council to receive this much needed help. So order our most recent Artist Series coffee today and make a difference like never before. Together we can work toward restoring and preserving our native salmon and trout species and their habitats for generations to come.
To learn more, please visit the Skagit Watershed Council’s site.