Bainbridge Island Community Network

Marina District
Marina District


Help save Bristol Bay

There are issues out there in the world that affect Bainbridge Island, this is one.

Here in the Northwest we are connected to fisheries in general, both commercial and recreational. We receive economic benefit from assorted fish brokers, Net Systems, Ocean Spar and Sage Fly Rods. Even the last of our local commercial fisherman Paul Svornich and his boat Ocean. We have a Sportsman's Club, Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers and a Trout Unlimited chapter.

But this appeal concerns one of the last great fisheries in Alaska and it is in danger, Bristol Bay and it needs help. A great mining operation wants to go in upstream. Mines have a well deserved history of ruining the environment they are in and causing great expense (paid by taxpayers) to clean up the mess when they leave. This is an area that can't afford one mistake and the "gain to risk factor" is to high.

Sage has joined with other rod manufactures to help. You can to. See the links to the left for more information.
Footprint of the claim

Fishing gear Manufactures Association logs in here. Sage and other rod manufactures has a deal for you.

The Bristol Bay Alliance is coordinating things. You can get informed, find out how to help here.

Here is some background on mines and the environment.

Dear Friends,
Bainbridge Island Community Network will be 16 years old in March, 2007 and it is evolving.

A pioneering effort in the nation at that time. Using the internet to benefit the social and economic health of communities.