Annual SERCAL Conference and SJRRP Science Meeting
Conferences and meetings are excellent opportunities for sharing River Partners’ projects, successes, and lessons learned as well as engaging the broader conservation community. We were in sunny San Diego in mid-May for the 22nd annual conference of the California Society for Ecological Restoration (www.sercal.org). Our Otay River Delta project was the first stop on a day-long tour of restoration sites at the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge. Our scientists also presented on three different largescale restoration projects at the conference itself, highlighting River Partners’ work in the Central Valley and in Southern California.
On June 11-12 in Los Banos, we and our project partners will be presenting on restoration and weed control projects from the San Joaquin Valley at the first annual Science Meeting for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program (www.restoresjr.net). The SJRRP is a comprehensive, long-term effort to restore the San Joaquin River and a self-sustaining Chinook salmon fishery. The purpose of the Science Meeting, which is open to the public, is to connect scientists and management staff to inform ongoing restoration planning and implementation. We look forward to sharing our experience from over 13 years of successful restoration and weed control projects in the region.
The above article originally appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of the River Partners Journal.