Sawyer Oars has partnered with the coalition Save Our Wild Salmon to help support the conservation efforts to protect and restore wild salmon, steelhead and the healthy river systems they depend on.
Sawyer Artisan Oars are popular Square Top Oars with a carbon fiber X-Weave fiberglass shaft reinforcement. These oars feature painted fish from artists around the country that are passionate about fisheries and fishing art. These oars showcase Sawyer’s and each artist’s ability to create durable highly functional art. Check out the artist profiles on each Oar’s product page.
A percentage of revenue from each oar sold goes to supporting Save Our Wild Salmon. “Save Our Wild Salmon is honored to partner with Sawyer on this project to raise awareness and funds to support our advocacy efforts,” says Joseph Bogaard, executive director of the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. “Healthy fisheries, healthy rivers and responsible companies like Sawyer Paddles and Oars remind us all about how environment and economy can, and must, go hand-in-hand”.
Save Our wild Salmon (SOS) is a coalition of northwest and national conservation organizations, commercial and sport-fishing associations, businesses, river groups and clean energy advocates working together to protect and restore self-sustaining, abundant, and harvestable populations of salmon and steelhead to the rivers, streams and marine waters of the Pacific Salmon states for the benefit of people and ecosystems.
They focus their collective efforts on the Columbia and Snake River Basin, where in the time of Lewis and Clark up to 16 million wild salmon and steelhead returned each year. Today, adult returns of wild salmon and steelhead to the Snake River can be counted in the tens of thousands. Thirteen populations at risk of extinction are listed under the Endangered Species Act – including all four remaining Snake River stocks. You can join their campaign to help them restore these critically endangered salmon and steelhead populations by buying Sawyer Artisan Oars or donating directly at www.wildsalmon.org
We can protect and begin to restore the Pacific Northwest’s wild salmon and steelhead and the irreplaceable ecological, economic and cultural benefits they provide to residents of the Northwest and nation.
In that light please enjoy this short film about mothers, rivers and the power of adventure.
Motherfish is a mother’s spoken-word thoughts on the meaning that fishing has brought to the lives of her son and his best friend. It isn’t about catching fish – it is a quiet celebration of the lost art of patience, and how a mother can help bring meaning to her children’s lives by enabling adventure.
Written & Voiced by Theo Parkinson
Directed & Edited by Rusty Grim
Executive Producer Amy Rosko
Cinematography by Fletcher Hukari & Rusty Grim
Production assistance & still photography by Lisa Oliver, Jessica Lyons, Zach Vandehey
On-river support by David Feldkamp
Featuring Russel Grim & Gabe Cunningham
Shot on location in Hood River and the Wild & Scenic Deschutes River, Oregon
Cameras: Sony A7Sii, Sony A7Riii, Sony Fs5, DJI Mavic Pro for aerial imagery.