SLO Beaver Brigade builds momentum with festival, ‘Whale Tail’ grant
A week before Easter celebrations, San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza buzzed with excitement about a very different animal with big whiskers and two buck teeth. More than 1,000 visitors came out on April 1 to celebrate the first-ever SLO Beaver Festival, an event hosted by the SLO Beaver Brigade to raise awareness about the river rodent and all it does to help the environment. … Families moseyed through the plaza all day to get their faces painted, build their own dams using sticks and clay, and hear musicians, scientists, and activists sing the beaver’s praises. … The beaver movement is in full swing in SLO County. Even before the successful festival, the SLO Beaver Brigade has been scoring victories that are a testament to the momentum it’s built since forming in 2019.