Established in the mid-1950s by federal and state government agencies, the Nimbus Fish Hatchery remains an institution of Sacramento today. Though not without controversy, the hatchery plays a key role in the American River system, and the life history of native salmon and trout who call our waterways home. Hear a brief history of the site and how it continues to link local community members to the river next door.
Join CCSPA, CA State Parks, and Stephanie Ambrosia, Interpreter II for California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s North Central Region for this Virtual Mind Walk!
Stephanie Ambrosia is an educator of thirteen years, six of which she has worked as a natural resource interpreter. She is currently the manager of staff, volunteers, and visitor services at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery Visitor Center, which hosts 75,000 guests annually—including 10,000 school children. Her major role is to help communities connect with nature in a meaningful way, while encouraging actions that positively affect the environment.
Learn more about the Nimbus Fish Hatchery here: https://wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Hatcheries/Nimbus