Once and Future River: Reclamation of the Duwamish being presented on video May 14
information from SWSHS
'Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,' the historically-based monthly speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, will present a video-taped presentation of Seattle Times photojournalist Tom Reese with his book, "Once and Future River" on line at 6PM, Thursday, May 14th. Originally presented to WW&SWS on July 8th, 2016, Reese's presentation about the damaged landscape of Seattle's Duwamish River, was considered one of the favorite presentations of the series' earlier scheduling; his video was chosen as a substitute for a live speaker in May because of the need for socialized separation at this time.
Photographer Reese and journalist Eric Wagner's book, published by the University of Washington Press, is rich with photos and discusses local efforts to reclaim the river, what its future might look like, and how life can thrive even in the murky waters of this iconic river. Once and Future River has been called an instant classic. It illuminates what was lost in destroying the lower Duwamish River, and what can be gained from restoring it.
Currently Tom Reese is an independent photographer and editor based in Seattle. He has judged photographic competitions, presented his work at public events and taught workshops on subjects including photojournalism, ethics, and environmental journalism. Recent books and projects focus on the complex relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world. Eric Wagner, journalist, is also from Seattle; he has a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Washington for work he did on Magellanic Penguins in Argentina. His essays and journalism have also appeared in Audubon, Smithsonian, and Earth Island Journal, among other places. His most recent book is entitled, After the Blast: The Ecological Recovery of Mount St. Helens" and he is scheduled to present it for WW&SWS later this year.
The Southwest Seattle Historical Society has been sponsoring this free speaker series regularly for the past six years. This month's presentation will be shown online at 6PM on May 14th on the Society's web site, www.loghousemuseum.org . Future presentations for following months will be announced at a later date, depending on the local situation with the corona virus.
For videos on this and other speakers' presentations, check out "Events" at www.loghousemuseum.org . This series is open to hosting any author or speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, 'Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories' by phone at 206-290-8315 or by e-mail at Dora-Faye@comcast.net .