Friends of the Lower Calaveras River, University of the Pacific and River Partners team up to restore habitat on the Calaveras River in Stockton
Friends of the Lower Calaveras River and River Partners will host an informational River Walk in Stockton to kick off a riparian habitat restoration project at the University of Pacific Campus on Saturday, February 5. Area residents and students are invited to attend the River Walk. In addition to the tour, this event also will highlight the involvement of Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) as funders. Representatives from NFWF and PG&E will present a check to River Partners and the University of the Pacific for the Demonstration Native Grass Planting Project. The Demonstration Native Grass Planting Project brings students, community members, and floodway managers to the table to achieve riparian habitat restoration objectives that maintain floodway conveyance and improve engagement opportunities for UOP and the Stockton community.
The Demonstration Native Grass Planting Project will be the first habitat restoration project undertaken in support of the Lower Calaveras River Improvement Project. This project combines River Partners' experience on over 6,200 acres of riparian habitat restoration with engagement from local flood managers, the University of the Pacific, and the 500-member strong Friends of the Lower Calaveras River to accomplish collaborative habitat restoration.
This project is funded in part by the Nature Restoration Trust, a collaboration between PG&E and the NFWF, which has contributed $40,000 toward this restoration effort. PG&E has committed $1 million from 2008 to 2010 to support similar projects throughout the Northern and Central California service area.
Saturday, February 5th, 2011 10 am - 1 pm
Check presentation at: 10 am
• Julie Rentner, San Joaquin Regional Director for River Partners
• Steering Committee Members of Friends of the Lower Calaveras River
• Margit Aramburu, Coordinator for the Natural Resources Institute at UOP
• Claire Thorp - Assistant Director, NFWF
• ......., PG&E
• Jeremy Terhune, San Joaquin Valley Representative for Defenders of Wildlife/ Coordinator of Friends of the Lower Calaveras River
• Community members
• Students and staff from University of the Pacific
• Take I-5 toward Stockton, Exit March Lane, head west on W March Lane
• Right on Pacific, and keep left at the fork
• Right on W Knoles Way, Right at Pacific Circle
• Campus Entrance is on Pacific Circle
• Students and community members discussing habitat restoration at the Calaveras River
• Presentation of award
Julie Pokrandt, Development Director River Partners (530) 513-1089
Claire Thorp, NFWF - Office-(415) 243-3104; Mobile (415)341-5943