The Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) 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 Institute for Fisheries Resources 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, other non-profit groups, and government agencies.
What a great event! Robust attendance, lots of kids, music all day, dancing and many booths with earth-friendly information. April 22, 2015.
On Saturday, April 18, several ERRP volunteers counted Yellow-Legged frog egg masses in the South Fork Eel near Benbow to help determine abundance. Read the short report in Power Point.
On Sunday, ERRP volunteers took researcher Sarah Kupferberg in a kayak to survey the river from just below Meyers Flat to above Weott. See photos on Loleta Eric's Facebook.
Interested in how these frogs are doing in the Eel River? You can contribute usefule information. Call 707-223-7200 to learn how to help.
Photos by Sarah Kupferberg
Temperature, conductivity, algae, fish ...find out how Sprowel Creek is doing this spring. Read report.
The Recovery Project is in its third year of water temperature and flow monitoring to help the community assess the health of the Eel River. Despite lack of anticipated fuinding from the State, we were able to collect data at over 80 locations. This was a super-dry year, but there were signs of cold water refuge areas holding up enough to support steelhead in many areas of the basin (See Refugia Story). The 2014 Water Temperature and Flow Report will be circulated for review by mid-January 2015.
ERRP teamed up with Friends of the Van Duzen to bring a More Kids in the Woods program to every school in the Van Duzen River basin during the 2013-2014 school year. The program was funded by Six Rivers National Forest, and was led by Sal Steinberg, a founder of the Friends of the Van Duzen and retired teacher. To learn more about this program, read the final report.
Lower Eel River at Fortuna, November, 2011