Famous beavers in Martinez creek help ecosystem during drought

beaver in Alhambra Creek in Martinez

The famous beaver family in Martinez is still at it and now officials say they're actually good for the drought.

Experts say the beaver dams are helping water stay in the creek year round, despite the drought and that's helping preserve fish and other wildlife.

The group "Worth A Dam" is dedicated to maintaining the beavers in Alhambra Creek.

The president and founder of the group, Heidi Perryman, Ph.D., says, "They're kind of doing a restoration job for the town of Martinez. They working 24/7. And they're doing it for free."

A "Beaver Festival" is planned for this Saturday. It's taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marina Vista and Alhambra Avenue in Martinez.
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