We are pleased to announce a special showing of several short films on fish and river restoration at the UM Center Theater on the morning of Wednesday May 24th.
Of special interest is The Memory of Fish, an award winning documentary on the restoration of the Elwha River in Northwest Washington State. Advertised as “a portrait of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river, ” this is a moving tribute to the river, its fish, and the people who love and fight for them. Dick Goin and his family subsisted on Elwha River salmon after moving to the Olympic Peninsula over eighty years ago. Since then he has never forgotten his debt to the fish, including the ‘hog’ Chinook salmon that began disappearing after the Elwha and Glines Canyons dams were built in the first quarter of the last century. A pulp mill worker and master fisherman turned salmon advocate, Dick has used his memories and persistent battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history to achieve his goal. His goal: bring the salmon home.
Check the WDAFS meeting program for the line-up of movies and times they’ll be shown on Wednesday. See you at the movies!