Heritage Film Series: Buried in Sawdust and Saving Puget Sound

Buried in Sawdust for 50 Years - Estuary Restoration

Buried in Sawdust is a fascinating film about how a Washington state estuary was filled with 60' of milling waste, where it remained for 50 years. The film highlights a local nonprofit and how they successfully secured over one million dollars to restore the estuary back to its original tidal elevation. The film includes an examination of the chemical contamination as a result of the 50 years of accumulated wood waste. Other features of the film include interviews with an original mill worker, discovery of the original estuary elevations with plants and tidal channels still intact, and finally, the returning of tidal waters to the estuary for the first time in 50 years. 

Saving Puget Sound - One Watershed at a Time

This film is an inspirational story of a community's effort to preserve and restore a forest, a salmon stream, and Puget Sound. Bordering on Washington State's Puget Sound is a little gem of a community known as Illahee. What makes it so unique is that while surrounded by development, much of Illahee's natural beauty has been preserved. Started modestly by forward-looking residents of the past, and carried on by succeeding generations, this extraordinary and sustained effort insures that Illahee's natural treasures will be its legacy to the future of Puget Sound.

The evening will include a Q & A with filmmaker Shelly Solomon following the film and complimentary refreshments.

Please contact Elizabeth Langford at 253-858-6722 x6 or education@harborhistorymuseum.org to reserve your seat. Tickets can also be purchased at the front desk of the Harbor History Museum.

Members: $10 // Non-Members: $15

All proceeds will benefit future projects by Leaping Frog Films