New American River Fish Ladder- Join our ECOS Tour!

Monday, November 29, 12:20 – 2 PM

Our late October rains have allowed the salmon to come back up the river!

California Fish & Wildlife’s Interpretive Services Supervisor will show us their new and improved fish ladder.

Now with 9 large viewing windows –

A great way to see the salmon swim and jump their way into the Nimbus Hatchery.

First come, first served – reserve now; due to covid, only ten visitors on this first CDFW tour.

Our tour will explore the following features:
• River discovery trail and observation deck with view of natural spawning processes
• Nimbus Basin, habitat restoration, and the ladder entrance

Logistics and Accessibility
• If driving, you can park free at 2001 Nimbus Rd. Our tour host will meet us where the parking lot meets the trail.
• No bathrooms available. Closest bathrooms at the nearby Tributary Point shopping center.
• The river discovery trail is about a quarter mile long and flat.
• Nimbus basin is best accessed by walking across the crosswalk at Hazel Ave: 5 min walk from the visitor center. Or for a shorter walk, park at the Sac State Aquatic Center (paid parking).
• It’s a semi-steep incline into the Basin and the restored habitat areas and ladder entrance.

COVID protocols
• Maintain social distancing throughout the tour
• Masks outdoors are your preference

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Incentivizing Infill – Join us Nov. 29

Join ECOS for our monthly Land Use Committee meeting on November 29, 2021 at 6:00pm to answer the following questions: How should we create incentives to encourage infill development in Sacramento County? What is the potential for infill development here? What are barriers to overcome, and how can we support more infill development?

The Sacramento County has received a $360,000 Grant to develop incentives for infill development projects. We’ve been asked to provide ideas on how the County could incentivize infill.

We will discuss the prospects and advantages of sustainable infill development in the Sacramento area. Mogavero Architects will also participate in the discussion.

1) Todd Taylor, County Associate Planner, will present the tasks outlined in the Grant, and the work plan’s general timeline.

2) Sotiris Kolokotronis, founder of SKK Development, will provide the perspective of a leading developer of urban core projects.

Link to join meeting: 

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Learn about: Sacramento’s Transportation Priorities Plan – Nov 8

Transportation Talk: November 8th 2021

Register for 350 Sacramento’s Transportation Talk to hear from the City of Sacramento’s Transportation Planning Manager, Jennifer Donlon Wyant. Monday, November 8th from 6:00-7:00pm! Co-hosted by ECOS! Click here to register:

Learn about: Sacramento’s Transportation Priorities Plan

Over 50% of Sacramento’s GHGs are from transportation and the City has about $5 billion in unfunded transportation needs. The Transportation Priorities Plan (TPP) will develop a prioritized list of transportation investments based on agreed upon values. The City completed Phase 1 of the TPP, engaging Sacramento’s communities about their transportation values. Jennifer will present the summary of community engagement and recommended prioritization criteria based on community values.

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