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Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series Tour: San Lorenzo Salmon

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

rainbow trout

About this tour…

The San Lorenzo River was once one of the most popular steelhead and coho salmon rivers on the Central California Coast. Levee construction in the 1950’s and the growth of the City of Santa Cruz around the dynamic coastal stream changed the river’s profile dramatically. It also changed the functions and health of the river habitat. Despite that, the San Lorenzo River continues to sustain a small population of steelhead. Explore the river habitat in the heart of Santa Cruz and learn about how rainfall, geology and sediment, the levees and human behaviors support or challenge salmonid survival in our community. This tour will be led by Diana Baestcher, PhD candidate at the UC-Santa Cruz studying fish, population genetics and molecular ecology.

The tour will begin here at the parklet on the corner of River Street and Water Street, across from Wells Fargo.

Reserve your spot below!

About the series…

The Coastal Watershed Council and Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History are teaming up again in 2018 to bring you a nature series unlike any other. Exploring the San Lorenzo River Series connects you with local naturalists, leading experts, scientists and artists while exploring the banks of the San Lorenzo River. Learn about the birds, bugs, fish, flora and fauna of the San Lorenzo River with the whole family. Tours are open to all ages and will be hosted every Saturday, from February 3 to Earth Day on April 22.






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March 10, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Coastal Watershed Council
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History


Santa Cruz Riverwalk