Victory! Celebrate the Elwha River Restoration, a Model for Dam Removal



On September 17, 2011, NPCA, the National Park Service, and numerous other supporters of Olympic National Park celebrated the start of the largest dam removal in U.S. history

NPCA is proud to be part of this major victory for the region. We have spent several years leading efforts to fund the project and raise awareness on the importance of this massive restoration, including:

  1. Working with Representative Norm Dicks (D-WA) and other members of Congress to fund the restoration of the Elwha River.
  2. Leading multiple trips with volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound area to the Elwha River to remove invasive species in preparation for dam removal.
  3. Leading multiple tours of the Elwha River for nonprofit groups, international organizations, and interested members of the public to show the ecological benefits of dam removal.
  4. Presenting the benefits of the restoration project to both political and non-governmental organizations.

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