Carissa Koopmann Rivers, a fifth generation cattle rancher, runs her operation, Rivers Red Angus, at Curry Canyon Ranch in the hills of Mount Diablo in collaboration with a conservation organization – Save Mount Diablo. Her Red Angus cattle graze on the landscape’s grasses and forage, which abates fire fuels in the area and maintains the health of the surrounding ecosystem. Rivers has been able to harness natural springs on the property to sustain the cattle, but due to the lack of rainfall and worsening drought, she has had to truck in water and outside feed for the cows.

On Television

  • September 16, 2021

    Three Ocean Advocates: Inspiring Change - Tess Felix

    After a major storm, Tess Felix found Stinson Beach, her local beach in California, covered in plastic debris, making her aware of the magnitude of the plastic pollution in the ocean. Tess’s art form shifted that day.
  • September 13, 2021

    Connect the Bay: Pinata Artist

    Patty Botello has been making piñatas since she was a little girl. Though some are destined to be joyously destroyed by children at parties, much of her work is museum quality and intended for gallery exhibition. She transforms simple household materials and recycled objects into stunning artwork…
  • Sep 13, 2021

    Connect The Bay: Clapper Stick

    For this Connect the Bay segment, Kanyon Sayers-Roods (Indian Canyon Mutsun) offers a song about Hummingbird while demonstrating the indigenous…

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