Grants Database

Grantee:
Environmental Protection Information Center
Amount Awarded:
$12,500
Project Title:
Elk River Advocacy Project
Fund:
California Watershed Protection Fund, 2019
Website:
Issue:
Water Resources/Watershed Protection
Region:
North Coast
County/Counties:
Humboldt County
Project Description:

The Elk River watershed is the largest tributary to Humboldt Bay, California’s second-largest natural estuary. Past and present logging have severely damaged the river, depositing some 600,000 cubic yards of sediment. This sediment pollution has resulted in the routine flooding of adjacent residents, as well as the impairment of the fisheries and river ecosystem. Through support from the Rose Foundation, EPIC will work to promote river recovery through watchdogging private timber companies and the Regional Water Board while pushing for in-channel sediment removal and other recovery activities.