Posted on May 4, 2012

San Luis Obispo County: PG&E Helps Fund Creek Restoration

Arroyo Grande Creek

Paulding Middle School students and an AmeriCorps Watershed Stewarts Project worker check water quality in Arroyo Grande Creek. (Photos by Natalie Schaefer.)

PG&E is helping fund a restoration project for middle school students to help preserve Arroyo Grande Creek habitat.

Arroyo Grande Creek

California Conservation Corps (CCC) workers saw wood planks that will serve as steps leading to the creek.

Students from Paulding Middle School in Arroyo Grande are teaming with members of the California Conservation Corps and community volunteers to provide the restoration. The students and volunteers will train fellow students to conduct water quality monitoring and restore habitat and nursery grounds for the federally threatened steelhead trout and the federally endangered California red-legged frog.

Arroyo Grande Creek runs next to Paulding Middle School. PG&E’s Nature Restoration Trust is helping to restore the creek.

On Thursday (May 3), the PG&E Nature Restoration Trust contributed nearly $28,000, part of a $1 million commitment to similar projects throughout Northern and Central California. There also was a ribbon cutting and student-led tours of the creek trails.

The restoration project is part of a Central Coast Salmon Enhancement project. Since 2009, Paulding Middle School has used the adjacent watershed for after-school programs and a location for teachers to take students for science and environmental studies.

 

 

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