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Calaveras River habitat in Stockton to be restored

Calaveras River habitat in Stockton to be restored

STOCKTON - Friends of the Lower Calaveras River and River Partners will host an informational "River Walk" in Stockton to kick off a habitat restoration project, at the University of Pacific's campus on Saturday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

City residents and college students are invited to attend the event that will also highlight the financial involvement of Pacific Gas & Electric and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. A check will be presented to River Partners and UOP for the Demonstration Native Grass Planting Project, that will bring students, community members and floodway managers together to achieve the habitat restoration goals.

The project will be the first habitat restoration project undertaken in support of the Lower Calaveras River Improvement Project.

For more information about the event or restoration project, contact River Partners Development Director Julie Pokrandt at (530) 513-1089.

Stockton awarded $568,000 for March Lane improvements

STOCKTON - The City of Stockton was awarded over $568,000 in grant funds for landscaping improvements for a 3-acre bike and pedestrian trail along March Lane from Pershing Avenue to Precissi Lane, south of Delta College.

Improvements will include street trees, turf, shrubs and an educational garden with information for city residents about plants that thrive in the valley climate.

"I am proud of this project," said Councilwoman Diana Lowery, who was apart of the planning process for improving the March Lane corridor. "It is an excellent example of the city, community partners and the state working in concert."

The funds, awarded in December, were made available by Proposition 84 and are administered by the state's Strategic Growth Council.