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Media Invitation: Elwha River Science Symposium
Released: 8/31/2011 5:25:00 PM

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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119
Reston, VA 20192
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Phone: 650-329-4046

In partnership with: Elwha Research Consortium

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Restoration of the Elwha River, including the start of the Nation’s largest dam removal to date, is the backdrop for the Elwha River Science Symposium, sponsored by the Elwha Research Consortium and held at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Wash. on September 15 and16, 2011. 

Media are invited to attend the Elwha River Science Symposium featuring presentations of the latest scientific studies on the Elwha ecosystem, as well as lectures from nationally-recognized scholars in the fields of fisheries biology, geomorphology, ecosystem health, and dam-removal and river policy.

For more information about the Elwha River Science Symposium and featured guests, please see this news release


A media room will be available with staffing from agency representatives who are able to give and/or facilitate interviews. Workspace will have a wireless Internet connection, computer workstations with video cameras for Skype interviews, and refreshments. 

Who: Members of the media. Credentials required.

What: Elwha River Science Symposium

When: September 15-16, 2011 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Where: Media Room - Peninsula College, Port Angeles, Wash.  Room location TBA 

How:  Media registration is free.  Register at the Elwha River Science Symposium website.


Additional press conferences with local and national stakeholders will be scheduled at Red Lion Hotel’s Olympic Room in downtown Port Angeles, from September 15 – 18, sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau. For more information please contact Diane Schostak at media@olympicpeninsula.org or 360-452-8552.

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