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Conservation Nonprofits Release Street View Imagery in Google Maps for World Water Day

In honor of World Water Day, The Freshwater Trust and The Nature Conservancy – California partnered with Google Maps through the Trekker Loan Program to release 360-degree imagery from two California bodies of water to demonstrate the effects of the drought over the last several years.

Both organizations used the Trekker, a 40-pound, 15-lens, mobile version of Google Street View.

With the device strapped to an inflatable raft, The Freshwater Trust captured 67 miles of imagery of the Russian River, a waterway that recharges groundwater and provides water supply for nearby vineyards, provides habitat for endangered salmon, and supports a vibrant recreational canoe, kayak, and beach going industry.

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Source:  Haley Walker, The Freshwater Trust.


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