Weekly Zoom Series about the Eel River Watershed Starts this Week


The Eel River Recovery Project is hosting weekly Zoom meetings about the Eel River Watershed from April 9 through May 28. "Eel Zoom" is a new, happy-hour-timed presentation (bring your own beverage) on topics of interest about the Eel River watershed. Presentation topics include fish population trends, Sacramento pikeminnow management, flow, salmon parks, forest health, salmon run trends, how watersheds work, toxic cyanobacteria and more.

On Friday, April 9, catch the first of these presentations, The Secret Lives of Eel River Fishes Revealed, with Patrick Higgins at 5 p.m. (free).
ERRP Managing Director Pat Higgins would - rather be under water. - PHOTO BY DIANE HIGGINS
  • Photo by Diane Higgins
  • ERRP Managing Director Pat Higgins wouldrather be under water.

About this week's lecture:
ERRP Managing Director Pat Higgins is also a fisheries biologist and has been underwater all over the Eel River basin photo and video documenting fish since 2010. He is a fun presenter and he wants to share the good, the bad and the ugly. Videos of hundreds of Chinook salmon schooling at the mouth of the Middle Fork, swarms of coho juveniles in upper South Fork refugia, huge pikeminnow lying in wait to ambush native fish juveniles, territorial green sunfish dancing, and even balling catfish. Along the way, Pat will address the status and trends of Pacific salmon species and what we can do to help them have a better chance of survival in the face of climate change.
Go to www.eelriverrecovery.org or the Eel River Recovery Project Facebook page for Zoom links.

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