River restoration focus of film, talk

BAR HARBOR — “Return of the River,” a film about the Elwha River dam removal and habitat restoration near Port Angeles, Wash., will be shown at Reel Pizza Cinerama on Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m.

The Elwha river restoration project in Olympic National Park is the largest dam-removal project in history. “Return of the River” chronicles this multiple-year process and its far-reaching environmental impact by highlighting the activists, scientists, park officials, tribal members and politicians who worked to change the Elwha.

The film will be introduced with a short talk by Ella Samuel, a graduating senior from College of the Atlantic (COA) who spent a summer working on vegetative restoration of the river. Samuel’s senior project at COA includes work on restoration and conservation biology that is relevant to the film.

In partnership with the Maine Chapter of the Sierra Club, Reel Pizza offers this environmental film and speaker series free of charge. The series will continue every month through spring and summer. Visit www.reelpizza.net.

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