Trailer: Dam Removal and Elwha River Restoration in “Return of the River”

Return of the River, official trailer from Jessica Plumb on Vimeo.

Though the trailer has been live for a few months, there has been some recent buzz about a new film that documents the revival of a major Pacific Northwest river following the dam that impeded its flow. “Return of the River” captures the removal of the dam that blocked the Elwha River in Washington, and how that river has been coming to life since.

From the filmmakers:

“See for more! “Return of the River” is a feature documentary that tells the story of the largest dam removal and river restoration project in history, currently unfolding on the Elwha River in Washington State. The film explores an extraordinary community effort to set the river free, and shows an unlikely victory for environmental justice. Told by an ensemble cast of characters, “Return of the River” offers hope amid grim environmental news. The feature film is scheduled for release in spring 2014. Find us on facebook at

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