CDFW to Host Third Installment of Speaker Series at Nimbus Hatchery

Media Contacts:
Laura Drath, CDFW Interpretive Services, (916) 358-2884
Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is hosting its third speaker series with a presentation on the effects of climate change on salmon and steelhead trout in the American River. The event will be held at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center in Rancho Cordova on July 17 at 7 p.m. Preregistration is not required.

Fisheries Branch Program Manager, Kevin Shaffer will review the potential impacts of climate change on salmon and steelhead runs in the American River. Climate Associate, Whitney Albright will cover the steps the department is taking to reduce the effects of climate change as well as the actions needed to manage the fish runs. Both speakers will answer questions from the audience.

The final session in the speaker series will be “Aquatic Invasive Species” in the American River on Aug. 7, which coincides with CDFW’s “Invasive Species Action Week” Aug. 2-10.

Nimbus Hatchery is located at 2001 Nimbus Road in Rancho Cordova and open daily to the public free of charge until 3 p.m. The hatchery offers hands-on exhibits, a river bluff trail and a play area for children.

For more information about the speaker series, please call (916) 358-2884 or visit the hatchery online at http://www.facebook.com/NimbusHatchery.