Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Waucoma Bookstore and Columbia Riverkeeper are hosting the book release party for Hood River author Steven Hawley on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.
The party will be at Springhouse Cellar Winery (13 Railroad St, Hood River).
The evening will start with a showing of "The Greatest Migration," a short film that follows endangered Snake River salmon as they tackle an incredible journey from Alaska to Idaho's wild and rugged Sawtooth Mountains -- swimming farther and climbing higher than any salmon on Earth.
Following the film, Hawley will discuss his new book "Recovering a Lost River: Removing Dams, Rewilding Salmon, Revitalizing Communities".
In "Recovering a Lost River," Hawley shows how river restoration, with dam removal as its centerpiece, is not only virtuous ecological practice but also a growing social and economic enterprise, stretching from Maine's Kennebec to California's Klamath, and ultimately, hopefully, to the Snake as well.
An environmental journalist, Hawley was among the first to write about the historic agreement to tear out Edwards Dam on the Kennebec in Maine. Since then, his work has appeared in High Country News, Bear Deluxe, National Fisherman, OnEarth, Arizona Quarterly, and the Missoula Independent. He lives with his family in Hood River.
"The Greatest Migration" chronicles the journey of endangered Snake River salmon, a species which migrate farther inland, and climb higher than any other salmon on earth. The film premiered at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival in 2011. The film was created by the Portland-based adventure film crew EP Films.