Kern River Project Gets Funding Boost
On November 28, 2012, River Partners Regional Director Julie Rentner and Kern River Corridor Endowment President Carolyn Belli accepted a $1,044,000 grant from the California River Parkways Program to design and install nature interpretation elements (signs, benches, trailmarkers, etc) and habitat restoration at Panorama Vista Preserve. The California River Parkways Program is a competitive grant program that was approved by voters in 2006 to fund projects that improve recreation, habitat, and flood management along rivers and streams throughout California.
The award will complement funding provided by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program, US Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, and California Wildlife Conservation Board to enhance the 935-acre Panorama Vista Preserve for wildlife and for the benefit of the residents of Bakersfield.
The above article originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of the River Partners Journal.