While the Patagonia environmental team was busy hosting its Tools for Grassroots Activists Conference last week, one of our activist community's greatest victories in recent decades was unfolding, the removal of the Elwha Dam. If you haven't had a chance to get the full story behind the Elwha's removal, check out yesterday's post from the New York Times, or the Seattle Times' comprehensive special coverage. Today's post is for all those who couldn't be on-hand to celebrate this unique moment in our environmental history.
To all those who worked so hard for this victory: Thank You.
And to the Elwha and its salmon, on behalf of advocates of free-flowing rivers everywhere: Welcome Home.
And from American Rivers, American Whitewater, and the Hydropower Reform Coalition, a film by Andy Maser: