To the Tides | Film

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

It has been nearly 150 years since the ocean tides returned to Leque Island in the Puget Sound. This film is on the restoration of the island back to salt marsh habitat after it was drained and converted to farmland over a century ago. No one alive today remembers the island as anything other than farmland, and it was a hard change for some who felt they were losing a place that mattered to them. We tried to capture that sentiment while showing the necessity of projects like this for restoring healthy estuaries and salmon runs.


Directed by: Marita Davison & Jennifer Moslemi

WDFW Producer: Lindsey Desmul

Camera: Jennifer Moslemi

Editor: Jennifer Moslemi

Production assistant: Leika Patch