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August 26, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Elwha Dam removal celebration happening Sept. 17 in Seattle

Come celebrate the removal of the Elwha Dam 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17 at The Mountaineers OutdoorsFest in Magnuson Park (7700 Sand Point Way N.E.).

The largest dam removal in history begins Sept. 17 on the Elwha River, and a multi-day destination event will be happening in Port Angeles, but a coalition of Seattle area groups invite community members unable to come watch a live stream of the dam breaking ceremony.

Find out how local community groups are making a difference in the Elwha Watershed. Sign-up for family programs being offered on Elwha River. Participate in kid-friendly activities, which include creating salmon hats, participating in a ‘mock’ dam removal at noon, and becoming a junior ranger.

Talk to an Olympic National Park ranger about the project, its history and benefits to culture, wildlife, and habitat. Interact with a hands-on model of the Elwha watershed.

Removing the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams will free the Elwha River after nearly 100 years with the hopes of restoring salmon and steelhead populations. The removal will also benefit other wildlife as well.

For more information visit the Elwha River Restoration web site or the Olympic National Park web site.

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