|Wednesday May 08, 2013 7:30 PM - Wednesday May 08, 2013 10:00 PM | Free
Elwha: A River Reborn - Book Release
Journey into the Northwest's legendary Elwha River Valley to discover the people, places, and history behind the world's largest dam removal project, an unprecedented bet on the power of nature. Once legendary for its pre-dam wild salmon runs and chinook weighing as much as 100 pounds, today the Elwha is being dramatically rethought as its two massive dams are torn down. With the start of the first dam blasts in September 2011 comes a chance for unprecedented environmental restoration and community renewal, and now the new book Elwha: A River Reborn takes readers behind the scenes, underwater, in the air, and all around the many sides of this monumental effort.
Join us for the official launch of Elwha: A River Reborn with author and Seattle Times reporter Lynda V. Mapes and photographer Steve Ringman on Wednesday, May 8 at The Mountaineers Program Center in Seattle's Magnuson Park. Tickets are complimentary, but limited, please register today. Community partners include The Mountaineers, Burke Museum, Seattle Audubon Society, American Whitewater, National Parks Conservation Association, American Rivers, the Sierra Club Cascades Chapter, Save Our Wild Salmon, with beverages sponsored by Two Beers Brewery.
About Elwha: A River Reborn
Featuring national award-winning science reporting from The Seattle Times and published by The Mountaineers Books, Elwha: A River Reborn is based on extensive interviews, field work, copious historical research and rare period images, and photography conducted over 16 years and continuing today. Getting cold, wet, and dirty, author Lynda Mapes and photographer Steve Ringman made trip after trip into the back country of the Olympics with scientists to learn how the Elwha River Valley ticks.
"More than a fish story, Elwha examines how and why the river was dammed during the early development of the Olympic Peninsula, and how native people and environmentalists once dismissed as extremists with a loony idea made the first step to team up to tear them down. The book takes readers deep into the Olympics to see this river up close, and understand what is at stake in this $325 million, taxpayer-funded effort to restore a legendary wilderness valley."
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