Get the Latest on San Joaquin River Restoration Effort During Final Virtual Tour of the Year
Spend an afternoon exploring firsthand how salmon are being returned to this once-dry river and participate in live Q&A with experts
Register now for the Foundation’s final online event of the year as we embark on our virtual San Joaquin River Restoration Tour next Thursday (Dec. 10) to learn how one of the nation’s most ambitious river restoration projects is shaping up.
It has been over two years since a Foundation tour last visited the San Joaquin River downstream of Friant Dam near Fresno to see firsthand the progress toward reviving populations of chinook salmon in the river, so don’t miss this opportunity to get an update!
The San Joaquin River was the focus of one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history related to providing in-stream flows for fish, leading to the creation of the San Joaquin River Restoration Program in 2006. Our virtual journey will feature experts from the coalition of environmental groups that sparked the program with a lawsuit, and from key governmental agencies and stakeholder groups who are working on the program’s goals.
You’ll put your virtual feet on the ground at many important locations as we take you from Friant Dam in the Sierra Nevada foothills through the San Joaquin Valley along more than 100 miles of the watershed to the confluence of the Merced River. Along the way, we’ll visit infrastructure, farms and wetlands to hear from experts on the efforts being made to restore flows to this section of the river and what rewetting the San Joaquin means for fish, farms and flood control.
In addition to hearing from numerous stakeholders who will provide a broad perspective on the restoration project, you’ll also have an opportunity to talk with them directly during the live Q&A portion of this engaging, online event to gain a deeper understanding of this complex issue.
Get your ticket here for this engaging tour experience. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for all tours. Contact Nick Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.