I had a chance this week to explore the site of the largest dam removal project in U.S. history. My jaw (and stomach) dropped when I peered 210 feet over this edge. And then my heart soared sky-high when I read about the ecological impacts of restoring the Elwha River to its former raging glory, and the role the National Parks Service has played in this incredible transformation. To all the men and women who are doing this type of amazing work, day in and day out, without a heck of a lot of recognition, ughhhhhhhh I just wanna hug you ALL. And so do the fish, the trees, the animals, and the sky. 💕🐟 It's easy to take them for granted, even as we happily reap the benefits, but this country would be a very different place without its protected areas.