Another hot summer, another warm fall, another year of wildfires. Plus, a pandemic to underscore how fast our world is changing. Hope can be elusive, especially in this crazy year of 2020. But it is there. You have given us hope this year with your continued support of our work to build resilience in our native fish and clean cold waters. And our staff—they have given me hope, through working at home and other COVID-19 disruptions they have stayed safe, stuck together and never let up—our work load and impact have never been greater.
This summer we expanded the footprint of our work with a new project in Battle Creek, an important spring-fed tributary to the Sacramento River. We have continued to build a strong coalition to remove Scott Dam on the Eel River. We have expanded our work on floodplains in the Central Valley, fought for conservation funding in Sacramento and continued our work in the Sierra to show how meadow restoration can combat drought and climate change. And that is just a few of the highlights.
We are humbled by the growing support you all have provided. This year has shown how we can’t let up, we need to keep increasing our efforts to make California a better place for future generations.