Grayson residents get their hands dirty for next phase of riverside forest restoration

Modesto Bee

A recent Modesto Bee article highlights a new phase of river restoration, kicked off with Grayson community members and partners who volunteered to plant native trees to bring life back to critical riverside habitat in the Central Valley. Read the full article.

Once complete, the 285-acre restoration along the San Joaquin River near Grayson (Stanislaus Co.) will improve habitat for imperiled salmon, flood safety, and the quality of life for local residents through improved access to trails and open space.

“We are combining efforts with River Partners to improve the quality of life for our residents around our area.” says community partner, Lilia Lomeli-Gil, co-founder of the Grayson United Community Center.


The goal of restoration is to improve habitat and populations of native fish in the lower San Joaquin River watershed—particularly spring- and fall-run Chinook salmon and Central Valley steelhead. Once restored, the site will also open up hard-to-find open space and recreational opportunities for the residents of Grayson.


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