NRS Films

Year of the River

Episode 3

In Episode 3 of his Year of the River series, filmmaker Andy Maser captures the raw beauty of Washington's Elwha River, home to the largest dam removal project in US history.


In 2011, the United States reached an important and exciting milestone – the removal of over 1,000 dams nationwide.

In the Pacific Northwest, major dam removal projects on Washington's Elwha and White Salmon rivers have become the capstones of the river conservation movement. In Year of the River, NRS Ambassador Andy Maser – a kayaker, filmmaker, world explorer and environmental advocate – turns his lens on this historic occasion. The result is a beautiful and hopeful tribute to free-flowing water and the people for whom it means everything.