What’s Most Important About Humboldt’s Future: Watershed Restoration Funds
Watershed restoration efforts in Humboldt County are receiving $1.23 million in grants from the state Department of Conservation.
The grants are part of $9.1 million available through Proposition 84 to 41 organizations and non-profit groups throughout the state. The funds will be distributed over three years and are meant to hire watershed coordinators to organize local efforts.
Among the groups on the list are the city of Trinidad, which will receive $294,000 to hire two part-time coordinators for its effort to improve water quality, help watersheds adapt to climate change and reduce the effects of invasive species. The Mattole Restoration Council will get $287,000 toward accelerating restoration on the Mattole River.
The Salmonid Restoration Federation will get $278,000 to develop management plans for the Eel River, hold workshops and meetings and work with local, state and federal agencies on efforts to advance salmon recovery efforts.
The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District will get $141,000 to help build a strategy to resolve complex resource issues for its Salt River project. The Pacific Coast Fish, Wildlife and Wetlands Restoration Association will get $166,000 to conduct outreach and seek funding for sediment and pollution reduction, restoration and flood control on Redwood Creek. The Yager/Van Duzen Environmental Stewards program will get $72,000 toward a watershed coordinator to secure permits for work to reduce sediment into the creeks.