This post is sponsored by Survive the Sound with Long Live the Kings
At their core, kids are caring beings who are naturally interested in caring for the Earth. It’s not hard to teach even the youngest ages to care for our natural resources like air, water, soil, minerals, fuels, plants, and animals so all living things can benefit from them now and throughout the future. Knowing how to preserve, protect, and restore the environment around where you live is important but it’s also necessary to look beyond your backyard which is why I’m glad to be partnering with Seattle nonprofit Long Live the Kings to share Survive the Sound.
Survive the Sound is an interactive game that allows the public to be part of Long Live the Kings’ tireless conservation work. In Survive the Sound, players sponsor a fish (or a whole school!) and follow the steelheads’ journey to the ocean. Fish sponsorship donations go directly toward Long Live the King’s efforts in the recovery of wild salmon and steelhead populations.
The campaign is more than a game – it’s a way to educate individuals and students in classrooms about the importance of wild steelhead recovery.
The Puget Sound has experienced a dramatic decline in steelhead during the past 30 years as a result of habitat destruction, overfishing and dams. Steelhead are currently at less than 10 percent of their historic abundance and listed as a threatened species. Without action, this iconic Northwest fish may slip into extinction.
I’m grateful Long Live the Kings has dedicated more than 30 years to research and conservation efforts. Since the mid-‘80s, Long Live the Kings’ programs have combined on-the-ground field work with scientific innovation and partnerships to help advance wild salmon and steelhead recovery efforts.
Survive the Sound takes these learnings and puts them in a fun, interactive platform, tracking real data from migrating wild steelhead to create a competition among friends, family and colleagues.
Here are five easy ways you and your family can support Survive the Sound:
- Learn about the migratory issues steelhead face as they brave Puget Sound.
- Share information and resources received through the game with family and friends.
- Contribute: The game offers a tangible, simple way for the public to support the cause of steelhead recovery.
- Donate to conservation efforts by sponsoring a fish in Survive the Sound.
- Challenge friends, family and coworkers to compete with (or against) you to see whose fish survives the Sound. Prizes are awarded to sponsors who have the most fish in their school, the most surviving fish, and the fastest fish.
Ready to race real fish for a good cause? Create a Survive the Sound team and follow along by visiting www.survivethesound.org.
This post was sponsored by Long Live the Kings but all opinions are my own.