Hikers will visit a storage and forbearance project, a natural off-stream pond, and a proposed in-stream pond groundwater recharge project. Other topics will include watershed function and health, and impacts of low flows on salmonid populations. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about cutting edge approaches to water scarcity, applicable world wide.
This hike will be led by Tasha McKee, Brad Job, Sam Flanagan, and Ray Lingel from Sanctuary Forest, BLM, and the Mattole Salmon Group. This one-mile hike has a moderate exertion rating and will cover uneven terrain adjacent to a small stream. Bring a lunch and water, wear sturdy shoes, and dress in layers. They will meet at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn at 10 a.m.
The hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest to offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, contact Marisa at email@example.com, or call 986-1087 extension 1#. Hope to see you there.
Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are 101 Netlink, Blue Star Gas, Jangus Publishing Group, Whitethorn Winery, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, The Security Store, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Clover Willison Insurance Services, Hohstadt Garden Center, Pacific Watershed Associates, Roy Baker, O.D., Vallotton Enterprises, Worthy Construction, Wyckoff Plumbing, Mattole Meadows, James Friel Plumbing, Ned Hardwood Construction, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, Black Hand Forge, Jay Sooter’s Pure Water Spas, Pierson Building Center, Whitethorn Construction, Caffe Dolce, Mattole River Studios, and Wildberries Marketplace.
Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.