Education and Outreach
Local residents have a large impact on the future of the Mattole. MSG coordinates outreach and education projects to foster watershed stewardship and community participation in recovering native salmonid populations.
The MSG partners with the AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project (WSP) and the Mattole Ecological Education Program (MEEP) to bring salmon and watershed education to local classrooms. WSP volunteers use fun activities to teach students about salmon biology and watershed ecosystems. Schools that have been involved in this educational program include Mattole Triple Junction High School, Mattole School, Mattole Valley Charter School, Honeydew School, Ettersburg School, Whale Gulch School, and Whitethorn School.
Mattole and Honeydew School students hang fish flags to celebrate the return of our native salmon.
The MSG produces outreach material, organizes events, and encourages volunteer participation to inform residents about current salmonid issues. Community involvement and support is an important component of the organizations work and is advanced through events such as Let's Talk Coho and Coastal Cleanup Day.