Roy' Pools on the San Geronimo Golf Course
Sunday May 11, 2003 from 10:00 am to 1pm.
This workday is in honor of Mother's
and Fishery Biologist Willis Evans.
The large restoration project at this
site was completed in October 1999 to allow salmonids to easily
migrate upstream to spawning grounds. Thanks to the dedication of
several agencies, organizations and community members this collaborative
effort was a success. Yet there is still work to be done to improve
this site and allow for juvenile salmon to survive. We discovered
that each summer juveniles become stranded in the pools. Then direct
sun shines down on the site all summer causing water temperatures
to reach dangerous levels. Subsequently massive, non-natural blooms
of algae inundate the pools. Each summer we rescue the stranded
juveniles, removed the algae and place branches in the pool to create
shade cover. We are currently developing a plan to repair the structures
to allow safe passage for juveniles through the site year round.
To create more natural conditions
at the site, we will be clearing the site of non-native blackberries
and scotch broom in preparation for re-vegetation with native shade
We invite you to come on this Mother's
Earth Day and celebration of fisheries biologist Willis Evans' life.
He passed away one month ago. Willis
was a dedicated champion who devoted his life to protecting and
advocating for the survival of salmon populations and their habitat
coast-wide. Willis the leading force behind construction of the
fish ladder at Roy's Dam over 40 years ago! He and his family have
lived in the San Geronimo Valley for over 40 years.
Please call and let us know how many
of you are coming so we can prepare enough gear for you!
Protective clothes to prevent scratches
We look forward to seeing you on
May 11, 2003 at Roy's Pools at 10:00!
Call if you need directions or further information - (415)