The Eel River Recovery Project is a broad-based community initiative to address water conservation, nutrient pollution and ecosystem recovery. This project is operating under the umbrella of the Trees Foundation and has an Advisory Group comprised of people from throughout the Eel River Basin. The collaborative effort to restore the Eel River is coordinated with communities, Tribes and government agencies.
Eel River Recovery Project Volunteer Coordinator, Patrick Higgins, will report preliminary findings of the 2013 volunteer monitoring projects.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Round Valley Library Commons 23925 Howard Street, Covelo,
7 PM. See Poster or Press Release.
Help support ERRP Fall Chinook Salmon Monitoring. How? Pledge a penny for each salmon that we count. Get more details
The Recovery Project has sponsored numerous meetings throughout the Eel River Basin and sponsors Water Day annually to bring the community together, compare what we have learned and form partnerships to carry out the needed work
In 2013 we are kicking off a major school education project in the Van Duzen River in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Friends of Van Duzen. More than 500 students in the river basin will learn about rivers, fish and watersheds.
The ERRP has been awarded a California Wildlands grant from the Rose Foundation to help organize volunteers to clean up Wilderness Areas in the Eel River watershed and to promote their proper use. ERRP will work with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Arcata Office and Six Rivers National Forest that manage the Red Mountain Wilderness in the South Fork Eel watershed and the Lassics Wilderness in the upper Van Duzen watershed, respectively.
Read the press release to learn more about this project and how you can volunteer.
The Recovery Project is in its second year of water temperature and flow monitoring to help the community assess the health of the Eel River and its tributaries in this very dry year. Citizen volunteers throughout the watershed are placing temperature sensors and taking pictures at photo points to monitor conditions. This year we have expanded coverage to include the North Fork Eel River and increased the number of watershed residents we are assisting. 2012 Eel River Temperature Flows and Toxic Algae Report Learn more.
Let us know if you see fish holding, migrating or spawning. Here is a description of redds and information you can gather. Redd Info.pdf
Join Eel River dive on Thursday, December 5. Call 707-223-7200.
ERRP held its 2013 retreat at Beginnings in Briceland on Sunday, November 10. Group discussions resulted in our 2014 Action Plan. The Volunteer awards banquet at the end of the day was a real feast, with BBQ albacore and fresh Dungeness crab delighting those in attendance. The meeting summary and the 2014 ERRP Action Plan will be published soon. Click on photo collage to enlarge.
Humboldt County Public Health has issued a public health warning and ERRP is confirming deteriorating conditions (see New Photos). The Recovery Project is working cooperatively with the University of California, Berkeley research scientists to better understand the problem and possibly work to remediate it over time. Learn about what we are doing and how you can get involved.
Lower Eel River at Fortuna, November, 2011