From the Oakdale Leader – Scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 8:30 a.m., Oakdale city officials will be gathering for a groundbreaking ceremony at the Stanley Wakefield Wilderness Area Salmonid Habitat Restoration project. “We are extremely grateful for the funding from US Fish and Wildlife and California Department of Water Resources that are making this project possible,” said Oakdale City Manager Bryan Whitemyer. The ground breaking ceremony will take place near 935 Kerr Park Drive, Oakdale, adjacent to the wilderness area. The project is designed to restore and enhance the Stanislaus River off-channel and riparian ecosystem processes critical for juvenile fish and other wildlife found in the riparian corridor. (more)