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The afternoon events (community meal, speakers and informational booths) will now be held at RIVER DRIFTERS in Husum, WA.  Please park in Husum and walk on over!

Raft Trip Seats Still Available!

Register soon for your opportunity to float from BZ corner and into the former reservoir to NW Park soon!  Seats will sell out this week!

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Join your community to celebrate the return of fish to the White Salmon River this fall by exploring a new river canyon, sharing a ceremonious meal, and learning about how it all happened. 

Saturday, September 29th

Hosted by:

Friends of the White Salmon River,Yakama Nations,

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and Wet Planet Whitewater

10 am - 5 pm

Friends of the White Salmon River  Yakama Nations  Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group  Wet Planet Whitewater 

Opening of the River: A Celebration FloatElizabeth See, White Salmon River

Explore the the river’s whitewater from the seat of a raft with your fellow community members.
This discounted raft trip is only available for local residents and will fill up fast!  We will determine which river stretch once safety and access has been properly evaluated. 

Register for your spot today!

10 am - 2 pm


Community Salmon Bake

Share a Salmon Bake meal with the watershed community, accompanied by fry bread prepared by Yakama tribal cooks and local White Salmon River Farms. Invocation by Yakama Nation.

Reserve your seat at the table above.

2:30 pm

NOTE: Venue changed to River Drifters in Husum, WA


Removing the Dam and Restoring the River

Many steps must be taken to assist a river to return to its natural state.  Learn from the organizations and agencies that are helping make the restoration of the White Salmon River such a successful process.

2 pm - 5 pm

 NOTE:  Parking for the event will be at River Drifters, Wet Planet and the Husum Fire Hall.

Steelhead ascending BZ Falls, above Condit Dam.  Photo credit: Yakama Nations

When & Where

River Drifters, Husum, WA
856 Hwy 141
White Salmon, WA

Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Friends of the White Salmon River, Yakima Nation Fisheries, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group, and Wet Planet Whitewater

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  News and Updates
2012-09-14 11:38:56

In-River Work Update

PacifiCorp has removed the structure formally known as Condit Dam and has moved on to extracting a river-wide logjam in the Narrows below the dam site.  The jam is a hazardous obstruction to boaters, and has been evaluated as having little to no benefit for spawning salmon.  They hope to have it fully removed by next week. 

Logjam in the Narrows of the White Salmon River, below the Condit Dam Site

Stay tuned for annoucements on the official opening of the river, which will happen a week or so before our big celebration event.  Of cousre, we invite all river recreation users - private kayakers and rafters, commercial rafters and sport fisherman - to spend the morning of Saturday, September 29th enjoying the river.


Due to limited parking at the event site (Northwestern Park) a shuttle service will be offered throughout the day from the town of Husum.  Please arrive before 2pm and park at Wet Planet, River Drifters, Husum Fire Hall or in the public access area.  You wouldn't want to miss any of the action down at the park! 


Thanks to our hosts and sponsors for making this event possible.  If your business is interested in supporting the event through a financial contribution please contact event coordinator, Susan, at  Without the support of our local community, this event would not be taking place.  With over 250 people projected to attend, your business would be exposed to a large number of people.  Contact us for more information on benefits to YOU!

2012-09-17 23:12:36

We are excited to announce new sponsors and partnerships for the Homecoming Celebration:

US Forest Service

River Drifters Rafting

All Star Rafting

2012-09-25 08:01:05

Thanks to Kleinfelder for thier support!


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