A Successful Second Season of San Clemente Dam Tours
CRWC with a grant from American Water launched a series of tours of the former San Clemente Dam site in 2017 to inform participants of all aspects of the San Clemente Dam Reroute and Removal Project that was completed in 2016. At the time, it was the largest dam removal project in California. We co-hosted these tours with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD), with that District’s Environmental Education Director Jackie Nelson as one of our docents and a driver as well. We hosted eight tours in the summer of 2017 and six this summer, with the final one scheduled for September 13th. All were fully subscribed! The tour dates are listed annually in the MPRPD Let’s Go Outdoors Catalog, so if you are interested in joining a future tour, watch for the listing in the spring LGO Catalog. Our docents deserve special commendation for volunteering to become experts on the SC Dam project and conducting all of these site tours. They are Kit Armstrong, Jay Spingarn, Paola Berthoin, Jackie Nelson, Marie Butcher, and Lorin Letendre. Special thanks go to Evan Oakes of Ag Land Tours who drove many of these tours.