elwha.mouth2An Evening on the Elwha
Town Hall of Seattle
Thursday, May 12, 2016


In 2013, after a successful campaign by the Lower Elwha K'lallam Tribe and local conservationists, the nation’s largest dam removal project was completed on Washington’s Elwha River. More than two years have passed and this newly-restored watershed that links Olympic National Park with the salt waters of the Salish Sea is in the midst of a fascinating and unprecedented transformation. “An Evening on the Elwha” will present a series of rapid-fire presentations by renowned experts from the field who will describe how this rich ecological system is coming back to life before our eyes. Presentations will cover salmon recovery, otters, sediment migration, estuary and coastal restoration, reservoir revegetation, a trip down the re-wilded river, and much more.


Program: 6:30-8:30 (doors open at 5:30)

Tickets: $10 general / $5 senior/student/limited income. Tickets can be purchased here.

Lynda Mapes, author and environmental reporter for the Seattle Times, will emcee the evening program

Speakers include:
1.    Frances Charles, Lower Elwha K’lallam Tribal Chairwoman
2.    George Pess, NOAA-Fisheries Program Manager and Research Fisheries Biologist
3.    Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist for Washington Sea Grant
4.    Kim Sager-Fradkin, Lower K’lallam Tribal Wildlife Program Manager
5.    Sarah Morley, NOAA-Fisheries Research Ecologist
6.    Shawn Cantrell, Regional Director for Defenders of Wildlife
7.    Joshua Chenoweth, Olympic National Park Restoration Botanist
8.    Jonathan A. Warrick, U.S. Geological Survey Research Geologist
9.  David Spiegel, Outdoor Adventurer/Writer/Photographer, Elwha River 2015 Source to Sea expedition    

elwhariver1This event is presented by:
American Whitewater
Defenders of Wildlife
National Park Conservation Association
Save Our wild Salmon Coalition

With support from:
Sierra Club
Student Conservation Association
Olympic Park Associates
The Mountaineers
Mountaineers Books


Save Our wild Salmon is a diverse, nationwide coalition working together to restore wild salmon and steelhead to the rivers, streams and marine waters of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of our region's ecology, economy and culture.




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