A new phase of river restoration launched Saturday with help from people in nearby Grayson.
They planted native trees and brush in an area that will augment work already done at Dos Rios Ranch, just to the northeast.
The nonprofit River Partners hopes that mimicking natural floodplain can aid wildlife while buffering high flows where the Tuolumne and San Joaquin meet.
The new 285-acre project is notable also because it is much closer to a town than any other part of the total 2,400 acres. Grayson is just a few hundred feet away as the crow flies, and someday a trail might provide easy access.
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