On Saturday, October 24, the Salt River Watershed Council held its second community event to share the progress being made on the Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project. Over 150 people attended to hear presentations by Jill Demers, executive director of the Humboldt County Resource Conservation District and Michael Bowen of the California Coastal Conservancy. In addition, attendees boarded buses donated by the Humboldt Transit Authority to tour two sites along the restoration project.
A complimentary lunch was provided to all attendees. GHD consulting and Sweet Basil Catering donated a delicious meal. Humboldt Grassfed Beef provided steak for the meal and Humboldt County Supervisor, Rex Bohn and friends handled the BBQ chores. Music was provided by the Bridge Band.
Artwork created by Ferndale Elementary and High School students adorned the Ferndale Community Center walls. The students artwork reflected the theme of restoring the Salt River and its habitat. Lydia DeZordo coordinated the effort.
A short film telling the Salt River story was shown with a contributed soundtrack by local singer and songwriter Hugh Gallagher.