To the friends of SalmonWeb:We write to tell you that SalmonWeb has decided to cease active operations, effective June 29, 2001. This decision was made because the organization was not able to generate the resources necessary to effectively fulfill its mission.
During its four-year existence, SalmonWeb was a proponent of the use of biological monitoring to understand the health of stream systems, the capacity of citizens to collect high-quality data, and the power of the Internet to distribute ecological information to the public. SalmonWeb is proud of the role it has played in promoting these methods to actively understand and interact with the ecosystems we all live in.
We wish to thank the volunteers who contributed their time to monitor the biological condition of their local streams. These volunteer monitors were the heart of the organization. We also thank the city and county agencies that worked as partners with us, our friends in the environmental and educational community who rallied behind our efforts, and the foundations that supported us.
The board of directors and staff of SalmonWeb each remain personally committed to advocating for the greater use of volunteer monitoring and biological assessment. As such, the SalmonWeb board and staff will strive to support these goals through avenues other than SalmonWeb. SalmonWeb has not decided to close permanently at this time, but will discontinue active operations for the foreseeable future. In the meantime, we plan to merge SalmonWeb functions into another organization with parallel goals and objectives so that SalmonWeb's past work has the greatest possible opportunity to continue. We will communicate future activities and decisions related to the future of SalmonWeb through the website (www.cbr.washington.edu/salmonweb/), which will remain active.
Again, we wish to thank everyone who has participated with us on this venture and we hope to work with you in the future.
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