This has been a big year for infrastructure—which is big news for salmon. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act make historic federal investments, totaling over $3 billion, in projects with direct benefits to salmon. The newl aws also join growing initiatives by Tribal, state, and local governments to put in place sustainable, climate-resilient strategies for infrastructure and ecosystems in an era of rapid change.
I’m encouraged to see this momentum building. The advance of climate change makes it more important than ever to recognize that our waterfronts, roads, and bridges must support not just growing communities, but a functioning environment and recovering fish populations. We know this approach works: from Puget Sound culvert replacements to the undammed Elwha, we’re seeing how quickly salmon respond when we build with the ecosystem in mind. On a visit to the Elwha this summer, I took the photo on the cover of this report, inspired to see salmon returning to this ancestral habitat. Inside, you’ll find updates from LLTK on how we’re tackling some of Puget Sound’s most challenging infrastructure barriers, teaming up with a powerful network of partners to re-envision these spaces with salmon at the center.
As always, teamwork is at the heart of our efforts. Infrastructure, like salmon, is by definition a shared resource: something we all rely on and invest in together. Now more than ever, we’re grateful for your support as we build bridges for salmon.
Jacques White, LLTK Executive Director
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Revenue: $2,828,046 | Expenses: $2,269,151
Financial information from 2021 Federal 990 Report
Sources of Revenue
*Includes: International Commissions, Federal, State, and Other
LLTK had five new staff members join our team in 2022!
Meet our entire team here.
Our LLTK family was saddened to lose Tom Alberg in 2022. Tom was a longtime Long Live the Kings Board member and steadfast supporter of salmon, steelhead, and sustainability. He was an essential early financial backer of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and Survive the Sound, both ground-breaking projects that changed the way we think about salmon management and public environmental education. Tom will be missed.
Thank you to our 2021 project partners.
Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition
City of Everett
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Science Associates
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
FOX 13 News
Friends of Moran State Park
Game of Life
Hama Hama Company
Hood Canal Coordinating Council
Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
International Year of the Salmon
Jamestown S’klallam Tribe
King County Wastewater Treatment Division
Lilliwaup Falls Generating Company
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Moran State Park
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Natural Systems Designs
Nisqually Indian Tribe
Nisqually Land Trust
NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Nooksack Indian Tribe
North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Northwest Marine Technology
Pacific Salmon Foundation
Pike Place Fish Market
Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
Puget Sound Institute
Puget Sound Partnership
Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Quinault Indian Nation
San Juan County
Seattle City Light
Seattle Public Utilities
Skagit River System Cooperative
Skagit Watershed Council
Skokomish Indian Tribe
Squaxin Island Tribe
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
University of Washington
US Fish and Wildlife Service
US Forest Service
US Geological Survey
Washington Department of Ecology
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Transportation
Washington Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office
Washington Recreation & Conservation Office
Washington Salmon Coalition
Washington Sea Grant
Washington State University
Western Washington University
Wild Fish Conservancy
WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council
Thank you to our 2021 Individual, Corporate, Foundation, and In-Kind donors.
Donors listed represent fully tax-deductible gifts made to LLTK, not included are purchases for merchandise, auction items, tickets, etc.
For decades we’ve worked to restore our salmon and steelhead populations so current and future generations can experience their majesty and the benefits they provide from mountain to sea. Because of your support, we are now putting what we learned to work in the water, engaging communities, growing support, and building on the progress made over the last 30+ years.
Only your sustained support will push this critical work forward in a time when salmon are threatened more than ever. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to LLTK today.
Our vision for a Northwest with a growing human population, a thriving economy, and strong salmon runs depends on you. Your sustained support drives this work onward – thank you for being part of the salmon recovery community.