The Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Group (SSRG) is committed to restoring the Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek in San Jose, CA. for the migration of Salmon and Trout and the restoration of their habitats. This web site is for educating the citizens about the status of wildlife and habitats in the river and tributaries. Multi media pictures, audio, video and animation are used to show how Salmon live, once thrived, and now are struggling to make a comeback in the ‘High Tech Capitol’ of the world! We believe it is our responsibility to teach our children to be environmentally responsible by encouraging them to explore the natural resources in their own backyard. And our hope is to instill the responsibility in them to correct our misuse of the environment.
A Mammoth Discovery!
Roger Castillo and his dog Jenna were at the Children’s Discovery Museum on June 11th 2011 to open the new exhibit “A Mammoth Discovery!”. Roger was there to talk about the Mammoth he discovered while he was exploring the Guadalupe River. Want to learn more about Lupe?
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Be sure to visit the Children’s Discovery Museum to see Lupe and explore many other fun hands on exhibits.
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The Governments Responsibilty of Public Trust to the Environment
Source: “Moyers and Company”
The very agencies created to protect our environment have been hijacked by the polluting industries they were meant to regulate. It may just turn out that the judicial system, our children and their children will save us from ourselves, Mary Christina Wood, a legal scholar, tells Bill Moyers.
Stay tuned in for more from SSRG!
We will be posting new videos regularly. Sign up to our blog posting and we will notify you when they are posted. Keep up to date on what’s happening in the Guadalupe River, Coyote Creek and our environment.
The Silichip Project
SSRG has announced the “Silichip Project” to bring together local resources for establishing an Environmental Science Program. ‘Restoration Through Education’ is the theme for our newly initiated directive. We hope to promote an understanding of wild life, natural environments and our responsibility to them in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. read more
Where did they come from?
We believe our ‘Silichip’ Chinook has been migrating the Guadalupe River for years. We have spoken to residents who have seen salmon in the rivers as far back as 1940. We are looking for people to help us document the history of the river, salmon, trout and its wildlife. If you have any information, stories, or pictures please contact us. We will put them on the website for others to learn from. To learn more visit our Research page.
More Salmon Videos
These videos are from 1992 – 1996 and show a history of the Salmon and efforts to cleanup and restore the river by citizens, with the help of public and private groups. Eventually the blockage was removed and a fish friendly series of waterfalls were constructed to help migration. It shows how we can all get together to improve our local wildlife habitats. It just takes your involvement.So what are you waiting for? Become a member to show that you care. Membership subscription is free. Then give us your ideas, Volunteer your services, Sponsor a page or Host a Clean Up. There is a lot you can do to help.
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State files water pollution complaint against San Jose for failing to clean up homeless encampments We are pleased that Warden Lt. Byron Jones has moved this action forward. This is a great leap forward in cleaning up our rivers. You can read the full article below or follow the link here http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_25388561/state-files-water-pollution-complaint-against-san-jose We at the […]
This video originally aired in 1997 by Common Ground (approx. 28 min) Hosts – Griff Derryberry and Craig Breon Guests: Mike Silveria – Trout Unlimited Roger Castillo – Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Group Mark Wolf -National Heritage institute Larry Johmann – Guadalupe Coyote Conservation Resource District The Common Ground panel discusses the surprising return of […]
What seems like a refuge soon becomes a deathtrap. This video shows some of the effects of flash runoff on wildlife in our local rivers.
By Lisa M. Krieger email@example.com Posted: 11/23/2013 04:15:31 PM PST View full story at SJ Mercury News http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_24587939/salmon-return-san-jose-thrilling-long-time-river Nov 22: Los Gatos Creek: Shopping cart art calls attention to endangered salmon SAN JOSE — Amid the din and concrete of downtown San Jose, one man rejoiced over the autumnal return of a species as wild […]
Every year the Guadalupe River is cleaned out like the dirtiest gutters on city streets. Photo taken Roger Castillo 10-11-2003 Santa Clara St Street sweeper at work! It must be dredge or cleaned out on the average of 2 to 3 times in a year. Hundred of yards of gravel, dirt, and mud are scooped […]