We need your support to build stronger salmon runs and restore the parts of California that salmon need to prosper.
Formerly, a significant portion of GSSA’s revenues were from fundraising dinners. With the virus shutdowns, we had to postpone our annual Santa Rosa fundraiser, the biggest of the year, and it’s not clear when or how we can reschedule it. Same for the annual San Francisco fundraiser.
Many of you would have attended one of those dinners and gotten an annual membership as part of the price of admission. We’re asking you to instead renew your annual membership. If you aren’t out of work and able to do so to consider helping us with an additional donation.
Donate for a chance to win!
$500 donation raffle:
Monthly Seafood Lover’s Box
12-month subscription from Real Good Fish
Perfect for those who share our love of fish, you’ll receive a rotating variety of sustainable and seasonal seafood, flash frozen to lock in freshness, flavor, and nutrition monthly.
$300 donation raffle:
Fresh Caught Salmon BBQ Dinner at the William Tell House for Six
The William Tell House is Marin County’s oldest saloon in beautiful Tomales.
$100 donation raffle:
GSSA Salmon Fishing Prep Kit
Fishing rod, reel, salmon fishing tackle, GSSA hoodie and hat.
$35 donation raffle:
Smokehouse “Little Chief” Front Load Electric Smoker
The Little Chief front loading electric smokers allow you to smoke up to 25 pounds of meat or fish, without relying on coals or fire. The self-contained, electric powered smoker is equipped with a heating element that holds a steady heat of 165 degrees Fahrenheit for perfect slow-cook smoking.
We need this support to keep working on your behalf for stronger salmon runs and to restore the parts of California salmon need to prosper.
Why do you want to be part of GSSA and help Golden State salmon?
Because GSSA is the only all-sector Salmon group, representing both sport and commercial salmon fishermen and women and related businesses, to:
- Successfully go to court to stop overly-aggressive water diversion and pumping
- Get the biggest salmon hatchery in the state to experimentally truck fish to a release site aimed at doubling survival of the fish
- Get the state to fund two new tanker trucks to increase survival of hatchery salmon
- Convince the state to agree to nearly double the number of fish rereleased near the ocean, greatly boosting survival
- Lift a lockdown on efforts to fix a major hot water problem in the Feather River
- Get the CA Dept of Water Resources to pick up its fair share of hatchery costs to relieve the funding burden from the CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
- Get federal funding directed to eradicating major predator problems
- Protect Sacramento River winter flows by stopping the raising of Shasta Dam
Last year, with only two paid staff members and two part-time freelance consultants, we accomplished all of this to keep salmon in the picture for you and everyone else here in California. Much of this work requires ongoing engagement, and some of it will go on for years before we see the full benefits. That’s why we’re reaching out to you, making our situation known, and asking you to renew your membership and consider making a donation to keep this effort afloat. Consider it an investment in you and your family’s future and, it’s tax-deductible since GSSA is a federally recognized non-profit organization.
Thank you for your help to keep California’s salmon runs strong.