Fireside Environmental Speaker Series
The Conservation Committee is pleased to invite you to our second speaker event.
Please join us for:
"Reviving the Lost Coast"
A presentation by Curtis Knight, Executive Director of CalTrout
Thursday evening, February 6th, 2020 - 6PM
Background on the evening's topic:
Curtis Knight, Executive Director of CalTrout will be coming to the Anglers Lodge on Thursday evening (6-9pm), February 6, 2020, to present us with an overview of the "Potter Valley Project" and the unique opportunity there to restore fish passage on the Eel River.
The Eel River, an iconic keystone watershed for "The Rivers of the Lost Coast", is now ham-strung by the two dams that make up PG&E's Potter Valley Project. The water impounded there is delivered to the Russian River drainage and used for hydropower, irrigation for farmers, and municipal water supply. These dams also significantly restrict spawning access for the famously large and vital Steelhead and Salmon that we cast flies to each winter. PG&E is planning to walk away from management of the project. Curtis Knight will step off of the front lines of this battle and discuss how a Two Basin Solution can provide fish passage on the Eel and open up over 288 square miles of habitat for spawning in the upper watershed, while also supplying important water to the Russian River system.
We are going to serve some great food and have a toast together before the speaker starts (BYO Beverage). Space in the clubhouse is limited so please RSVP on the calendar event site as soon as you can. We expect to fill the room.
Register now for this event.
Thursday, February 6th schedule:
- 6PM Food and Fellowship (feel free to BYO Beverage)
- 7PM the Speaker will begin
For more information about this event, please contact club member Stephen Starke at firstname.lastname@example.org
At California Trout, we work to ensure resilient wild fish thrive in healthy waters for a better California. It's our belief that abundant wild fish indicate healthy waters and that healthy waters benefit all Californians. With more than sixty large-scale, "boots on the-the-ground" conservation projects underway, in tandem with public policy efforts in Sacramento, our six regional offices work tirelessly to advance our cause through a three-pillared approach to conservation: science-based solutions with diverse interests, key geography focus for abundant wild fish, and proof-of-concept project successes that establish precedent and influence statewide policy.