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Hidden treasure …

This immature green heron is one of two fledglings that are now on their own at Hidden Lakes in Martinez. This youngster is poised to strike for his next meal and appears to have learned his lessons well. (WARREN ROSE / Courtesy)

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News in Brief: Beavers return to Alhambra Creek

MARTINEZ, Calif. – It’s official – beavers have returned to Alhambra Creek. The first sighting took place May 2 when Moses Silva spotted what he thought was a beaver swimming in the creek, according to local beaver advocacy group Worth A Dam. When Silva went for his camera, however, the …

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Possible beaver spotted in Alhambra Creek

UPDATE: Two beavers were filmed by Moses Silva the evening of May 4, 2016. MARTINEZ, Calif. – According to local beaver advocacy group “Worth A Dam,” a possible beaver spotting in Alhambra Creek took place Monday, May 2. The group’s founder, Heidi Perryman, said beaver enthusiast Moses Silva reached for …

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More migrating fish …

Sacramento Sucker fish migrating up Alhambra Creek to spawn Wednesday afternoon. The fish, pictured here near Ward Street, were spotted about three months after a Steelhead Trout was seen heading up the creek near Ward. According to Michelle Leicester of the Department of Fish & Wildlife, suckers are a hardy …

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‘Worth A Dam’ to be honored by Muir Association

Founder Heidi Perryman talks beavers By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – More than eight years after one woman spearheaded an effort to address the plight of one fury creature from demise in Alhambra Creek, that effort subsequently generated national interest and has given more attention to the health …

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Spring in the air …

This red-shouldered hawk was recently captured on camera north of the soccer field at Hidden Lakes Park by Martinez photographer Warren Rose. Rose added: “While the calendar shows that it’s still winter in this part of California, spring has arrived. Baseball leagues are being formed and, shortly, we will hear …

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Steelhead spotted in Alhambra Creek

By DAVID SCHOLZ Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – This is a tale of a mysterious Steelhead fish that was recently observed swimming upstream in no more than a few inches of water within a stretch of Alhambra Creek near Ward Street last week. A sharing of the video posted on …

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City works to remove Alhambra Creek silt, improve flow during rains; ‘beaver deceiver’ also removed

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Martinez Public Works employees have been working up Alhambra Creek in hopes that anticipated El Niño rains won’t cause flooding in the downtown business district. Meanwhile, employees are keeping an eye open for any sign that the Martinez beavers still live …

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