Episode 409: Wildlife Rescue

Original Airdate: 
Monday, November 26, 2012 - Sunday, December 2, 2012
Next Airdate: 
Monday, July 29, 2013 - Sunday, August 4, 2013

This episode is all about wildlife habitats and the first story is about California's Coho Salmon! Endangered along the California Coast, the Coho Salmon spawn in the Lagunitas Creek. But it's one of only a few creeks remaining that still support the fish. And Eco Company found one group of girls who are doing their part by helping restore a natural habitat that will help maintain the creek for the salmon. They're Girl Scouts and they're proud to be "Green by Nature" and they're working with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network to show they mean it!.

Then Jordan and friends take a journey with the Marine Science Institute during low tide along the California Coast to see what they can find. The tide pools left behind by the receding tide reveal a fascinating marine eco-system. And it's right at your fingertips!

Plus...on to the rice fields! Lundberg Family Farms annual Egg Aid rescues hundreds of duck eggs each year before mowers cut down the cover crops and plow it under in order to plant new rice crops. What do they do with those eggs? They go to Darrold Daly, the wildfowl rescuer! He incubates, hatches, raises and releases them into the wild. It takes a lot of tender loving care and he loves doing it.

Final we visit a preserve with creatures like no other. It's the Sand Hill Crane and they go back 40 million years! . While they are the most abundant crane species in the world, the Greater Sand Hill Crane is on the endangered species list in California. The Cosumnes Preserve in Central California is working to change all that and we got a chance to visit and get a close up look at these majestic creatures.