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Remember the brightly colored cow statues that graced Portland’s downtown a few years ago? Well, a new version will arrive this summer, only this time the statues will be salmon. The sculptures will point to the restoration of the Sandy River Basin made possible by the removal of Portland General Electric's dams and Western Rivers Conservancy's assemblage of a protected wild river corridor and recreation area covering 5,000 acres of the basin.

The Salmon Sculptures
Fish ArtA group of 52-inch-long salmon will be placed at sponsored locations throughout the Portland metropolitan area from July through October 2007. Each fish will be molded out of fiberglass, mounted on a steel rod and locked to a secure base. A school of smaller salmon (24 inches) will travel around the region in an educational display.

The fish will be unveiled July 5, 2007, for First Thursday at Jamison Square in Portland's Pearl District. From here, the fish will start their summer display and migration around the region. In October, we'll culminate the project with a celebration and auction to benefit the Sandy River.

Official Website: http://www.westernrivers.org/pages/salmonfortheSandy.html

Added by etradaniel on June 27, 2007