As Patagonia moves out of its Broken Rivers phase of the Our Common Waters environmental campaign, we wanted to take a look back at what was achieved in the last couple of years as it relates to broken rivers and dam removal. We often don’t take the time to consider these events during or after the course of our campaigns. So, with that in mind, please look at the following list of accomplishments thanks to the hard work of thousands of citizens across our land.
Dams taken down in 2012: 53 and counting
Major dams removed in Washington: 3 – The Condit Dam on the White Salmon River, Elwha Dam and Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River
As part of Patagonia’s Our Common Waters Campaign, we introduce you to five “dam busters” who have worked to restore rivers from Maine to California.
|Dam Busters: The Dawn of Dam Removal|
|Restoring Wildlife Habitat: Running Free|
|Reconnecting People With Rivers: Explosive|
|Preserving Traditional Livelihoods: Longhouse Wisdom|
|Restoring Beaches: River of Sand|