A-listers invited to Elwha River dam removal



PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park has some A-list celebrities in mind for an event marking the largest dam removal in U.S. history.

Park officials already invited Jon Bon Jovi to perform at the Sept. 17 celebration, marking the beginning of work to tear down the two dams on the Elwha River. The “Livin’ on a Prayer” singer declined, and the Peninsula Daily News reports that the park is waiting to hear back from guitarist and singer Neil Young.

Superintendent Karen Gustin says the situation’s “too fluid” to talk about other musical acts the park might have in mind. But she did say President Barack Obama has been invited. He hasn’t RSVP’d either.

Confirmed attendees include Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks.


Information from: Peninsula Daily News, http://www.peninsuladailynews.com