Hear from co-director of Elwha film
John Gussman, co-director and cinematographer of the documentary film “Return of the River” will speak Thursday about changes on the Elwha River.
Gussman also will screen the movie about the removal of two dams on the river, at a meeting of the Puget Sound Fly Fishers.
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The award-winning film chronicles the century-long impact dams had on the Elwha, the impact on the native people of the Elwha River valley, the campaign to remove the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, the work it took to remove the dams and the subsequent river recovery.
Gussman has been a professional photographer for more than 40 years and has lived in Sequim for 35 years.
The meeting, free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tower Lanes Entertainment Center, 6323 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, There is an optional $15 buffet or salad bar prior to the presentation, as well as a no-host bar. The program begins around 8 p.m.
Learn more about the club at psff.org.
Volkssport club holds holiday walk
The Capitol Volkssport Club will hold its annual holiday walk Saturday, honoring a longtime member of the Olympia club.
This year’s walk is in memory of Susan Berry, who died Jan. 1.
The walk will begin between 3 and 6 p.m. at United Churches at the corner of Capitol Way and 11th Avenue Southeast, and ends at 9 p.m.
The walk will wind through historic neighborhoods, across the Capitol campus, around Capitol Lake and down to the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, where walkers can warm up with hot drinks and homemade cookies.
Participants should wear warm clothing and bring flashlights.
The walk is suitable for strollers and has both 5K and 10K options. Dogs are also welcome but are not allowed in buildings. There will be water and restrooms at the start/finish and the checkpoint. Parking is free in the church parking lot and on city streets.
For more information, go to capitolvolkssportclub.org.
Swan Creek to celebrate salmon
Visitors to Swan Creek Park can celebrate the return of chum salmon during Salmon Saturday.
The day includes a guided walk along Swan Creek to see spawning salmon, children’s activities, and booths on how create salmon-friendly homes and gardens.
Among the groups expected to attend are The Friends of Swan Creek Watershed, Tacoma EnviroChallenger, Tacoma Nature Center, Puyallup Tribe Fisheries Department and Pierce Conservation District.
The free event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Visitors should come to the Canyon entrance. The park is at 2820 Pioneer Way E., Tacoma.
For more information, contact 253-472-7264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,