Stream of Dreams
Helping Youth & Fish through Public Art & Education
Prizes on display at Salmon River Fly Box, 818 Main St., in Salmon!
The Salmon community has had a significant and time honored tradition of a fishing culture that spans generations, from those who fished for sustenance, to sportsmen who gather with friends and families, to area businessmen who rely on that seasonal economic bump in their local businesses. As our lives keep moving at a faster pace and seem to be further removed from our natural world, it is important to keep our fishing cultures alive by connecting them with younger generations.
Salmon is the name of our town, salmon and steelhead are strong and resilient, the Salmon River is the jewel of Idaho and for these reasons our community should be proud. We currently have an opportunity to show off our salmon and steelhead legacy through a project that is underway in our schools and community. The project is two-fold: to educate students in the Salmon schools about fish, migration, life cycles, riverine ecosystem, and the importance of our watershed; and to create a beautiful dimensional fish mural on the cyclone fences bordering the school grounds along Hwy. 93 South. The mural will include over 500 hand painted, life size fish that will be an impressive sight, defining our community and welcoming travelers!
Project proponents Terry Myers and Ilona McCarty were inspired last fall by seeing a similar project celebrating fish in Smithers, British Columbia. Now they, along with several other folks in Salmon, are donating their time to co-ordinate this unique education/public art project here, with the guidance of the Canadian organization Stream of Dreams Mural Society that started this international program. Salmon schools are eager to participate and to incorporate the art and educational components into their 2014 curriculum.
Currently a funding campaign is underway and a community day is planned in May of 2014 for locals to participate alongside students in the “hanging” of the fish and to celebrate the accomplishment.
Please consider a donation to Salmon’s Stream of Dreams project, knowing that 100% of your contribution will go toward supplying the materials, educational supplies, artistic expertise and the personnel to leave a very beautiful, artistic and educational legacy in our community.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to donate, feel free to contact:
Terry Myers, 208-394-2126
Ilona McCarty, 208-756-8202
Please send a tax deductible
donation check written out to
Salmon Valley Stewardship
107 S Center St
Salmon, ID 83467