- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A private nonprofit organization is funding $2 million in conservation efforts for a northern California trout stream.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1fCLWcb) the Pacific Forest and Watershed Council will divide the money among groups to restore Hat Creek, located near Lassen Volcanic National Park.

The Spring Rivers Foundation is getting $550,000 to restore a tributary of Hat Creek alongside Fall River High School advanced biology students. Foundation executive director Maria Ellis said the project furthers a K-12 outdoor education program.

Ellis said moving an intake diversion downstream will improve water flow to Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery as well as create a habitat for a state and federally endangered fish, the endemic Shasta crayfish.

Pit River Tribe vice chairman says $1.4 million from the council will be used for a youth initiative and workforce program.



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Information from: The Sacramento Bee, https://www.sacbee.com

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