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An Evening on the Elwha at Town Hall Seattle May 12

Posted: 04/22/2016
by Evan Stafford

Please join us for "An Evening on the Elwha," at the Town Hall Seattle. More than two years have passed since the completion of the dam removal project on Washington's Elwha River. Now, this rich ecological system is coming back to life before our eyes. On May 12, we are honored to be co-hosting "An Evening on the Elwha," where we will hear renowned experts from the field discuss the Elwha's unprecedented and fascinating transformation. 
 
When: Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
 
Where: Town Hall Seattle - 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
 
Cost: $10 (General Admission), $5 (Seniors and Students)
 
As part of the evening program, outdoor adventurer, writer and photographer David Spiegel will give a presentation on the Elwha River 2015 Source to Sea Expedition. 
 
"Last May, three college friends explored the restored Elwha River from source to sea, paddling from the alpine Elwha Basin to the mouth of the river near Port Angeles, WA. Viewing the river through the lens of outdoor recreation, they passed the former dam sites and saw the entire river as it truly is-one interconnected riparian system. The team encountered steep terrain, class V whitewater, and stunning natural beauty. They documented the beauty and remoteness of the Elwha Valley as they descended the river, following it's entire path through rainforests, bedrock canyons and the sites of demolished hydroelctric dams." - David Spiegel
 
Other Presentations will cover salmon recovery, otters, sediment migration, estuary and coastal restoration, reservoir revegetation, and much more.
 
Lynda Mapes, author and environmental reporter for The Seattle Times, will emcee the evening's program. Her book, Elwha: A River Reborn will be available for purchase and signing.
 
Other Speakers include:
Frances Charles, Lower Elwha K'lallam Tribal Chairwoman, George Pess, NOAA-Fisheries Program Manager and Research Fisheries Biologist, Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist for Washington Sea Grant, Mike McHenry, Lower Elwha K'lallam Tribal Fish Biologist, Kim Sager-Fradkin, Lower Elwha K'lallam Tribal Wildlife Program Manager, Sarah Morley, NOAA-Fisheries Research Ecologist, Shawn Cantrell, Regional Director for Defenders of Wildlife, Joshua Chenoweth, Olympic National Park Restoration Botanist, Jonathan A. Warrick, U.S. Geological Survey Research Biologist
 
This event is presented by:
American Whitewater
Defenders of Wildlife
National Park Conservation Association
NatureBridge
Save Our wild Salmon Coalition
 
With support from: 
Audubon,  Sierra Club, and Student Conservation Association, The Mountaineers, and Mountaineers Books
 
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Thomas O'Keefe
3537 NE 87th St.
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 425-417-9012