This Saturday is the grand re-opening of the beautiful Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington.
This is the world’s biggest dam removal, and one of biggest and most significant river restoration efforts. We will see a river coming back to life, with great benefits for salmon runs, the tribe and community. The lessons we learn on the Elwha can inspire other river restoration efforts around the country.
The Community Artists Program (CAP) had their first event Saturday at the Seattle Design Center. It was a resounding success.
Art Wolfe supports this program and in addition to the talented artists respresented by CAP, has several of his prints on view and for sale in the gallery at the Seattle Design Center. Please stop in to view the work of these artists and the beautiful images of horses that Art has created.
CAP is the brainchild of arts energizer, Anne Lancaster. CAP supports artists to be sustainable. Retailers are joining up because it supports artists and benefits the entire community. Another example of this can be seen in the window of the Safeway on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Art Wolfe has images in the Safeway window to draw attention to this unique exhibition space for artists.
There has been good news recently for wildlife in Washington State. Here are 4 articles from the Seattle Times that highlight the good news.
• A large brown bear was sighted in the North Cascades and photographed last October by hiker Joe Sebille. Last week federal biologists confirmed that it is in fact a Grizzly. This is the first sighting in 50 years. Click Here for the article.
• A gray wolf pack has been found near Cle Elum and confirmed by state biologists. This is the first pack sighting in many years. Gray wolf packs can move 100 miles in a day. Click here for the article.
• Interstate 90 is widening and will include improved wildlife passages near Snoqualmie Pass. The Department of Transportation is improving habitat by fashioning larger culverts and wildlife passages under and over I-90.Click here for the article.
• A newborn calf has been spotted among one of the pods of killer whales returning to the Puget Sound.Click here for the article.
In their July issue, the UK’s Photo Plus magazine is celebrating its 50th birthday. To help them celebrate, they’ve asked 50 of their favorite Canon photographers, yours truly included, to share their very best images – along with their insider tips on how you, too, can capture such inspiring photographs.
Give BIG, Seattle! Today through midnight you have the opportunity to stretch your donation dollars by giving to your favorite local nonprofits through The Seattle Foundation.
It’s a great time to support those local environmental groups that work so hard to keep our city and state green and clean!
The Solstice Parade is a great Northwestern tradition. Every year it takes place in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, the self-styled “Center of the Universe.” It is a rich and colorful venue and a great place to take photos. Last year I was able to get a few shots that made it into my book coming out this fall “Dogs Make Us Human.” Now I am working on a new book which is a look at children from all over the world. It wouldn’t be complete without a photo or two from the center of the universe!
Drawing upon his native home of Seattle, Washington, Art Wolfe has personally harvested the fir, salal berries, and cedar bark that are the essence of this audacious fragrance. This is a must for any Northwestern male, or any man who wants to smell of the Northwest. Be bold, be woodsy, be wild.