Portland Family Musicians Come Together For Johnson Creek Salmon Restoration

A new CD from Portland musicians such as The Alphabeticians, Laura Veirs, Mo Phillips, and Aaron Nigel Smith will benefit salmon restoration efforts along the 25-mile Johnson Creek, which flows into the Willamette in SE Portland.

Songs for Johnson Creek was spearheaded by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, and if you spend $8 on a digital download, you can be happy to know that proceeds will go to helping the birds and fish that some of the songs celebrate. More specifically, proceeds “will support a JCWC project to install logs and boulders in-stream and excavate side channel habitat to benefit native Chinook and coho salmon and steelhead trout in Johnson Creek. Once the salmon habitat restoration is fully funded, album proceeds will then go toward the construction of an interpretive boardwalk next to Johnson Creek.” They have raised most of the money they need, but are hoping this album will help them reach their funding goal.

Head here to see a track listing, who the other artists are, listen to some songs, and to download the album. For more information on the album, click here.

So far my favorite song is “Kids Need Creeks”!

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