When Steve & I first went to Naknek, Alaska in 2001, the threat of the Pebble mine was not imminent like it is today. The mine wasn’t unheard of, but it wasn’t yet this familiar, looming fear.
Five or six years later the threat became more talked about, more widespread, more real. We were still young enough to be uncertain of just how much of our livelihood relied on Bristol Bay and its resources, but after just a few more short seasons of fishing and the 2010 Clean Water Act process to protect Bristol Bay underway, we realized that life as we knew it, and as we wanted to know it, relied on these salmon and the protection of Bristol Bay, Alaska.
Today, the threat of open-pit mining at the headwaters of the world’s largest wild salmon run is stronger and larger than ever, which is why we are dedicating so much of our energy to creative ways of getting the word out, inviting and urging folks to submit a comment to the Army Corps of Engineers, and sharing our passion for this livelihood as best we know how — with the Wildly Devoted Dinner Box.
The dinner box will only be available until April 30th – order today to help us spread the word about this special place and the protections it requires.
The Wildly Devoted Dinner box feeds 8+ of your friends and family, ships free, and costs just $99.
Each box includes:
- 8 – 6 oz. Sockeye Salmon Portions
- 1 – Tom Douglas “Rub with Love” seasoning, renowned Seattle chef and Bristol Bay advocate
- 1 each – Traditional smoked salmon and garlic pepper smoked salmon for starters
- 1 – 8 oz. container of our Cajun Smoked Dip
- 2 – Favorite recipes from our kitchen to yours
- 8 – Postcards in which you and your guests can easily submit your comments to the Army Corps of Engineers condemning the mine
- A summary and update of the latest news about Pebble Mine from Trout Unlimited
- A personal letter from us explaining our passion for our work and where it takes place
- 8 – Wildly Devoted Stickers