Join us in Seattle on Jan 11 to celebrate the Elwha dam removal
Kick the New Year off right with a night out celebrating the Elwha River! Just five months ago, crews started dismantling two dams — Glines Canyon and Elwha — on Washington’s Elwha River. The river has already begun to restore itself, pouring over the notches cut out of the dams that have blocked its flow for nearly 100 years.
Please join American Rivers, the National Park Service, National Parks Conservation Association, NatureBridge, American Whitewater, and Student Conservation Association for an evening to learn about the science and status of the largest dam removal project in US history. Get a glimpse into the living laboratory that is being created and find out how you can get involved.
When: January 11, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle REI
Jerry Freilich, Ph.D., Research Coordinator, Olympic National Park, and Jeffrey J. Duda, Research Ecologist, US Geological Service will speak about the historic river restoration effort.
American Rivers and American Whitewater are excited to premiere the final Year of the River Elwha film by Andy Maser at the event! The film features two passionate conservationists and their story of how they worked to set the Elwha River free. (Watch our first Elwha River film.)
The doors will open at 6:30 pm with a slide show of the dam removal process followed by the presentation at 6:45 pm and a Q & A session afterwards. The event will be moderated by Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes.