Restoring the Flow: The Deschutes Estuary and Environmental Ethics

The Deschutes Estuary and Environmental Ethics

In the fall of 2018, Dr. Jenny James’ first-year writing seminar titled “Water, Politics, Place” took part in a community engagement partnership with the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team (DERT), located in Olympia, WA. Students created a web-based class project that supports DERT’s efforts to restore the Deschutes estuary, which includes video interviews of local community advocates for estuary restoration as well as read essays authored by PLU students which make a case for the removal of Olympia’s 5th Avenue Dam to promote the ecological renewal of the Deschutes watershed.