Lynda V. Mapes, environmental reporter for the Seattle Times, will join us to discuss her new book, “Elwha: A River Reborn.” She was on hand, in the fall of 2011, when the contractor removed the first concrete from the two dams scheduled for removal on the Elwha -- the beginning of the largest dam removal project ever undertaken in North America. It was the beginning of an unprecedented effort to restore the river’s entire ecosystem.
Through interviews, fieldwork, photojournalism, and historical research, Lynda has reported on the dam removal process in a series of feature articles dealing with a variety of topics including the impact on the Elwha Klallam Tribe awaiting the return of the salmon runs and the unprecedented revegetation effort to restore 700 acres of mudflats. Join us to hear the story of this unprecedented effort from a reporter who has followed it in depth.
Lynda will have copies of her book for sale at the meeting.