The 2019 Memorial Award Nominees
Each year the Northwest Fly Anglers club makes a donation (typically $500) to a conservation organization whose work is consistent with the Constitution and By Laws of the NFA. We look for work that preserves, enhances and generally supports game fish waters as well as fly fishing and catch and release fishing rules. The selection for the Award is a process that begins in April with the naming of the first nomination and announcement in the May issue of the Fly Paper. There are usually four organizations nominated and the final selection is made by members in attendance at the general membership meeting in October. The Award is sometimes presented in person at the annual holiday party and auction event. Below are two organizations which have been nominated so far.
Long Live the Kings Long Live the Kings
Founded in 1986, Long Live the Kings has worked to restore wild salmon and steelhead and to support sustainable fishing. Their programs, combining on-the-ground fieldwork with scientific innovation and broad partnerships, help decision-makers advance salmon recovery while balancing the needs of fish and people. Long Live the Kings is implementing solutions to rebuild salmon and steelhead populations in Hood Canal and Puget Sound, unraveling the mystery of low salmon survival in the Salish Sea, advancing science and retooling management throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Sound Salmon Solutions Sound Salmon Solutions
Sound Salmon Solutions, formerly the Stilly Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force, was founded in 1990 as one of 14 Regional Fisheries. They have supported salmon recovery in the Stillaguamish, Snohomish, and South Island County watersheds. It takes our whole community to help salmon return to our watersheds. Through interactive education, hands-on stewardship, and state -of-the-art habitat restoration, Sound Salmon Solutions nurtures the relationships between people and our wild spaces to support salmon recovery.