May 30th: Elwha: A River Reborn, Author Talk & Book Signing with Lynda Mapes
Time and Location: Cotton Building, Port Townsend, 7 PM, doors open at 6:45 PM.
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.
Running forty-five miles from mountain headwaters to its mouth on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula’s Elwha River Valley has been many things to many people over the past century—a power source for pioneer towns, a favored jaunt for national conservation luminaries like Robert F. Kennedy and Justice William O. Douglas, an area for Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe members to sustain a fish hatchery, and a playground for steelhead enthusiasts. Once legendary for its wild salmon runs and Chinook weighing over 100 pounds, today the Elwha is being dramatically restored as the biggest dam removal project anywhere in the world is well underway.
Tom Hammond will talk about our North Cascades Glaciers. Tom has been studying these glaciers for years and he will share his many adventures--good, bad, and downright scary--among these icy beauties. Few people realize how important these ancient formations are to us, and Tom will reveal many of their secrets, including why we need them. Come listen to some chilly secrets and see some amazing photos as Tom leads us into this very breath-taking environment.
Free, but reservations are required: www.rei.com/Alderwood
Learn about and help save Washington's ancient forests, roadless areas, and trails. Many volunteer opportunities available around the state, including our Washington Wild Places Campaign, Cascade Checkerboard Project, and North Cascades trail work parties. All are welcome! We'll meet at the Cascade Chapter office. For more information, contact Mark Lawler.
The North Olympic Group Executive Committee meeting will be held June 13th, 2:00 PM in Port Townsend. All Sierra Club members are welcome.
For directions, please contact Monica Fletcher.
Business meeting, open to scheduled presenters and Sierra Club members. Chapter office.
New comers are welcome. If this is your first meeting, please contact Elaine Packard in advance.