Miles Lost Miles Gained

Art and science combine to virtually restore lost rivers through digital maps, sculpture and intersecting tales of ecosystem destruction and restoration.

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Who is Behind ML/MG?

Who is behind MLMG? Zac Corum. Miles Lost / Miles Gained (MLMG) is a public art project by the Seattle based civil engineer and artist Zachary Corum that celebrates the restoration of the Elwha River through installation of large scale historic river mile markers along the lost rivers of Puget Sound. The artist has worked for 15 years as a civil engineer on ecosystem restoration projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and brings a unique understanding of the physical processes and human motivations responsible for the physical changes to river valleys to his work.

November 2011

MLMG obtains permission from Clallam County to obtain dam debris from County landfill.

January 2012

MLMG begins partnership with Seattle District Corps of Engineers and GSA to install first historic Duwamish River mile marker at new Oxbow Federal Building.

March 2012

March 1, 2012 MLMG launches this site to the public.