As a wise (bald) man once said, "Think marathon. Not sprint.”
The Elwha River, for the first time in 100 years, was set free two days ago. Here’s an amazing article from National Geographic about it.
The project, which meant the removal of the two dams, was a project in the making for over 30 years. In the 1980s, the notion of such an endeavor was considered crazy, insurmountable. Today, it’s done, and the natural restoration is underway. And apparently, a thousand years from now, there will still be clear evidence the effects of the massive, rich sediment that is being released into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It’s creating an ecosystem that is genuinely distinct!
As a maker of things, experiences and a couple of human beings, this is inspiring to me on so many levels. Never give up. Work for what you know is right.