The ongoing restoration of the Elwha River as part of the nation’s largest dam removal to date is the backdrop for the second Elwha River Science Symposium.
The symposium will feature presentations of recent scientific studies, as well as lectures from nationally recognized scholars in the fields of fisheries biology, geomorphology, ecosystem health and dam removal and river policy.
The event is scheduled for Monday-Friday at the campuses of Peninsula College and NatureBridge Olympic National Park.
Two free events will be offered for the public at Peninsula College’s Little Theater, and will be streamed online. At 6:30 p.m. Monday, the public can attend an overview and update on the restoration project.
At 9 a.m. Wednesday, the public is invited to join a panel of experts for two hours as they discuss what they’ve learned during the first year of the project.
A live webcast of both events will be available for those who cannot attend in person. More information on the live webcasts can be found at pencol. edu/events/elwha-science-symposium.
More information on the symposium can be found at elwharesearch consortium.wildapricot.org.