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STOCKTON FWO: Tuolumne River Green on the Stream, Modesto, CA
California-Nevada Offices , May 22, 2010
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Michelle Workman, a Fish Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, explains the benefits of habitat restoration in the Tuolumne River at the Tuolumne River Fair. (Photo: Zachary Jackson, USFWS)
Michelle Workman, a Fish Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, explains the benefits of habitat restoration in the Tuolumne River at the Tuolumne River Fair. (Photo: Zachary Jackson, USFWS) - Photo Credit: n/a

By Michelle Workman, Stockton Fish and Wildlife Office

The 2nd annual Tuolumne River Fair was hosted by the Tuolumne River Trust on Saturday, May 22, along the banks of the Tuolumne River in Modesto, Calif.  The theme of this year's event was "Green on the Stream" and included live music, fly fishing lessons, and was paired with the "Paddle to the Sea" event, so visitors got to cheer on paddlers that had started their journey in Groveland in mid- May and ended in the San Francisco Bay on June 5.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joined these local groups, along with the California Department of Fish and Game to educate the public and local community about the Tuolumne River, its biological resources, and our currently ongoing salmon habitat restoration project at Bobcat Flat.  The event was held in the Tuolumne River Regional Park, a beautiful setting that highlighted the theme of "celebrating the Tuolumne River through music, education, and activism." It was a great opportunity for outreach to the local urban community, and to connect with other stakeholders along the Tuolumne River.

Visitors, young and old, all full of great interest about the state of the fisheries resources of the river were greeted by US Fish and Wildlife Service biologists Zachary Jackson and Michelle Workman. They engaged the public in discussion of invasive species issues, salmonid population status, and restoration efforts on the Tuolumne River that are funded by the Service's Anadromous Fish Restoration Program.


Contact Info: Ramon Martin, 209-334-2968 ext. 401, ramon_martin@fws.gov



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