The Arroyo Chub, a native species that once thrived in the Arroyo Seco, has returned. Last summer three hundred of the small fish were planted in the natural stream areas of Pasadena's Central Arroyo stream below Devil's Gate Dam and just above the Colorado Street Bridge, and recent sightings indicate the fish are doing well particularly in the lower stretch.
"This is a momentous development and a key milestone in our campaign to restore the natural attributes and functions of the Arroyo Seco," said Tim Brick, Managing Director of the Arroyo Seco Foundation. The fish restoration came as part of the Central Arroyo Stream Restoration Program completed by ASF and the City of Pasadena. The project included water quality islands in Brookside Park parking lot, trail improvements, and backwater pools and improved habitat for the fish.