Next Tuesday evening, the head botanist for the Elwha River Dam Ecosystem Restoration Project will give a talk on managed and natural revegetation, at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden's annual meeting. The removal of the dam from the Elwha River, near Port Angeles, is the largest dam removal project in the U.S.
Joshua Chenoweth, who has led the project since 2007, will speak at Shoreline City Hall. The event is open to all. If you have an an interest in ecological restoration, it's sure to be a fascinating evening. How can people possibly make up nearly a hundred years of ecological disruption? This is the second largest restoration project ever undertaken by the National Park Service.
When the dams were removed, nearly 800 acres of valley slopes, terraces and floodplain, underwater for nearly 100 years, was exposed. The former forest floor was left buried in millions of yards of inorganic sediments.
Chenoweth’s talk, “Revegetation of the Former Reservoirs on the Elwha River, 2011-2013,” will follow a short meeting of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation, January 21, 2014, 7 PM at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133
The talk is free to KBGF members with a $5 suggested donation for others. If you have questions, contact Roseann Beaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org 546-1281, x50