16 Day Prayer Vigil for Columbia River

By The Center for Environmental Law & Policypryrvglclmbrvr

On 16 consecutive days in August, prayer vigils will be held on the banks of the Columbia River.

These will be 1-2hr events with safe river access (preferably a park or natural area) with adequate parking for all participants. Local religious leaders and indigenous people from all faiths will be invited to share a prayer for the River.

The prayer vigil comes at an important time when both President Obama and Prime Minister Harper are considering proposals to modernize the Columbia River Treaty to restore the river to health and return salmon to ancestral spawning waters. Each event should promote the vigil as an opportunity to pray, tell stories, play music and project positive energy towards the Columbia River. (A salmon lunch/dinner must be provided at each vigil).





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Events will start at 6 p.m..

8/1 – Astoria, OR – Riverwalk & 6th Str 6 p.m.

Dan Serres (Columbia Riverkeeper, Conservation Director) [email protected] (503) 890-2441

8/3 – Portland, OR – Kelly Point Park 12:00 noon

8/3 – Longview, WA – Willow Grove Park 5 p.m.

The Rev. Kathleen Patton (St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church) [email protected] (360) 423-5600 (360) 751-5849

8/4 – Hood River, OR – Hood River Waterfront Park 6 p.m.

Emily Long (Columbia Riverkeeper, Water Quality Assistant) [email protected] (541) 387.3030

8/5 – Tri-Cities, WA – Sacajawea State Park 5:30 p.m.

interim: Adam Wicks-Arschack [email protected] 917-684-4247

8/6 – Wanapum Village, WA – Wanapum Long House 5:30 p.m.

Johnny Buck [email protected] 509-823-8313

8/7 – Wenatchee, WA – Wenatchee Riverfront Park 5:30

interim: Adam Wicks-Arschack [email protected] 917-684-4247

8/8 – Grand Coulee, WA – Douglas Park 5:30 p.m.

8/9 – Two Rivers, WA Two Rivers Campground 12:30

Twa-le Abrahamson

Katie Evans (Upper Columbia River Group, Sierra Club) [email protected] (509) 795.4094

8/9 – Kettle Falls, WA – St. Pauls Mission 5 p.m.

Donna-Gay Ward 509.675-3135

8/10 – Trail B.C. – Gyro Park 5 p.m.

Gordon DeRosa [email protected]

8/11 – Castlegar, B.C. – Millenium Park 6 p.m.

Gerry Nellestijn (Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society) [email protected] 250.357-2630

8/12 – Nakusp, B.C. – Nakusp Marina, Nelson Ave 6 p.m.

Crystal Spicer [email protected] (Columbia Basin Revitalization Coalition) [email protected] 250-285-4474

8/13 – Revelstoke, B.C. – Centennial Park Boat Ramp 5 p.m.

interim: Adam Wicks-Arschack [email protected] 917-684-4247

8/14 – Golden, B.C. – Waterfront Park @ the airport 5:30 p.m.

interim: Adam Wicks-Arschack [email protected] 917-684-4247

8/15 – Invermere, B.C. – James Chabot Provincial Park 5:30

interim: Adam Wicks-Arschack [email protected] 917-684-4247

8/16 – Canal Flats – Source of the Columbia River Trail 12:30

Bonnie Harvey (St. Mary’s Indian Band of Ktunaxa Nation) [email protected]

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