Fireside Eviro. Spkr. Series - Eel and Smith Rivers

  • 11 Jun 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual Meeting via Zoom
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             Fireside Environmental Speaker Series

The GGACC Conservation Committee is pleased to invite you to our virtual speaker event: 

Steelhead of the Eel and Protecting the Smith

Reviving the Eels Wild Runs and Protecting the Smith River from the ravages of strip mining

Thursday, June 11th, 6 pm PST

A presentation by Samantha Kannry and Mark Sherwood

Hosted by GGACC member Stephen Starke

We are pleased to host Native Fish Fellows, Samantha Kannry, Southern Oregon Regional Coordinator, and Executive Director Mark Sherwood of the Native Fish Society. The Eel and Smith are among some of the West’s most storied fly fishing Rivers. The Native Fish Society’s presentation will touch on two ongoing efforts to revive the legendary streams of the North Coast and protect their remarkable wild, native fish for present and future generations. 

Samantha Kannry will share her groundbreaking research on the ecology and genetics of the Eel River’s wild steelhead populations. Her research has expanded what we know about where these fish live, the ancient genetic differences between summer and winter steelhead, and why we need to take action (from dam removal to habitat protection) now to protect these distinct runs from extinction. 

Executive Director, Mark Sherwood will discuss the ongoing work to permanently protect California’s healthiest free-flowing river, the Smith, from the threat of open-pit strip mining.

We invite you to cook up a pot of chili, grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy the discussion. 

This presentation is for GGACC members exclusively. If you would like to invite a fishing buddy, they can sign up to become a member through our website at for access to this event, in addition to all of our club's programs and events throughout the year.

REGISTRATION: Members can register on this page by clicking on the “REGISTER” button. Registrants will receive a 2nd email just prior to the talk providing a Zoom link to join.  This will be a separate email than your emailed registration confirmation.  You must be registered by the day before this event to be assured of receiving the emailed Zoom link. Registration is limited to the first 90 members to sign up after which a Waitlist will generate. Registrants may cancel their registration up to the day before the event to allow others from the Waitlist to be automatically registered in their place.   

For more information about this event or for suggestions about future conservation speakers, please contact Stephen Starke, Chairperson, GGACC Fireside Environmental Speaker Series, at

If you are having difficulty in connecting to this Zoom meeting using the link emailed out to the registrants shortly before the event, email Sarah Trenschel at

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