Upper Beach Lake
Habitat Restoration Provides Hands-On Training
The Sacramento Job Corps Training Center played a key role in Upper Beach Lake restoration efforts. Through the Corps’ vocational training program, more than 100 young people participated in restoration work, learning skills such as heavy equipment operation, mechanical maintenance, surveying, carpentry and cement masonry. The California Department of Parks and Recreation recognized the Job Corps contribution with a “Take Pride in California” award.
Sculpting the Land to Restore Wetlands
During the project, Job Corps volunteers used heavy equipment to construct levees for water flow management and to create islands and potholes within the wetlands. A section of Morrison Creek was realigned into a natural meander, improving habitat for fish and other wildlife.
Regional San Provides Ongoing Resource Management
Regional San will continue to manage the entire Upper Beach Lake area as an integral part of its Bufferlands, preserving precious open space and wildlife habitat for future generations to enjoy.
For more information about the Upper Beach Lake Wildlife Project, please contact: