Five more days to support Sitting on Water

With five more days left in our Indiegogo campaign, we are only $665 away from our original fundraising goal. We are tremendously grateful for all the support we have received thus far, and optimistic that we can make it to our final goal. Please spread the work, and if you’ve been meaning to support the project and haven’t had a chance, now is the time!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sitting-on-water-a-season-on-the-koeye-river

River Meeting

Nothing better than a river meeting with your PhD supervisor. Getting out on the water was a great chance to talk about ideas, get a little break from the office and swim a few flies. Jon is a great friend and mentor who I have known since we played ultimate frisbee when I was an undergrad at the University of Washington and he was a PhD student in the school of fisheries. I’m really looking forward to joining the Moore Lab in January. We’ll have to do this more often…

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Looking for a Few More Supporters for Sitting on Water

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With 13 days remaining we’re down to the homestretch on our crowd funding campaign and we’ve raised $3500. That means we’re just $1500 shy of our total goal, and you could be one of the lucky people to push us over the top. As I’ve written before, Sitting on Water is a short documentary film about Heiltsuk First Nation’s salmon stewardship, specifically, the Koeye River weir project. The Koeye is a stunningly beautiful place, home to major runs of sockeye, coho, chum, pink and steelhead, and this past summer was our first season ever running a weir in the watershed. You can help us tell the story of the weir’s inaugural season, and the Heiltuk’s growing voice as managers of salmon within their traditional territory.

There’s some great rewards for our supporters, including steelhead flies tied by yours truly (thoroughly soaked in mojo of course), beautiful prints of the Koeye and the Central Coast, and even a week long trip to Bella Bella and the Koeye river watershed in the summer of 2014 if someone is willing to dig deep to support the project.

Check out our Indiegogo page to support us!!!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sitting-on-water-a-season-on-the-koeye-river

Sitting on Water – A Season on the Koeye River

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Some of you may have seen the short promotional film we did on the weir project this spring. Since then we’ve been working closely with film-maker Ilja Herb, shooting footage for what will be a 12-15 minute documentary about the weir project. We are very excited about the film as an opportunity to document the work we are doing and spread the word to friends, supporters and a broader audience in general. The film is in the editing and post-production stage now and will be released in January, and we’ve launched a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo to cover the costs of producing the film. If you love salmon and the Great Bear Rainforest, ¬†and you’re inspired by seeing the Heiltsuk and other First Nations standing up as stewards of their traditional territory please consider supporting our campaign! Even modest gifts make a big difference, and we have a bunch of cool rewards on offer. We’re almost half way to our goal of $5000 with 27 days to go, and with your help we can get there. Check out our indiegogo page to support us:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sitting-on-water-a-season-on-the-koeye-river