Last Chance to Join Thursday’s San Joaquin River Restoration Tour
Explore firsthand how salmon are being returned to this once-dry river and participate in live Q&A with experts
It’s your last chance to sign up for our San Joaquin River Restoration Tour this Thursday (Dec. 10) as we embark on a virtual journey 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.
During this three-hour virtual event starting at 2:30 p.m., you will get:
- An overview presentation from Harrison “Hap” Dunning, UC Davis Professor of Law Emeritus, on the coalition of environmental groups and their lawsuit that sparked the program.
A tour video covering important
locations 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. You’ll hear
from experts at the different locations on the efforts being
made to restore flows to this section of the river. You will
get to visit:
- The Salmon Conservation and Research Facility
- The Scout Island salmon monitoring site
- The Chowchilla Bifurcation flood control structure
- Mendota Pool, a historic diversion point for irrigation water
- Agricultural fields along the San Joaquin River
- A live Q&A session where you can join various chat rooms to ask questions of key governmental agencies and stakeholder groups that are working on the program’s goals.
Get your ticket here for this engaging virtual experience. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for all tours. Contact Nick Gray at email@example.com for more information.