Friday, December 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Guided canoe trip benefits Putah Creek Council

wonders1W

Last summer, Watershed Wonders canoe trip participants explored the creek and learned about Putah Creek hydrology on a beautiful sunshine-filled day. Stephen McCord/Courtesy photo

By
From page A3 | October 25, 2013 |

Local residents are invited to spend the Veterans Day holiday enjoying nature, as the Putah Creek Council hosts a guided canoe trip on Lake Solano. The fundraising event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be led by local birder Steve Hampton and water quality expert Stephen McCord.

While enjoying a secluded, calm stretch of Lake Solano surrounded by dense stands of cottonwoods and willows, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the resident and migratory birds that live on Putah Creek. Other discussion topics will include past and present creek hydrology and the myriad other beneficial uses of the local waterway such as flood control, fishing, fish and wildlife habitat, spawning habitat, potable water supply and irrigation.

“Lake Solano is part of the Pacific Flyway and is visited by many species of migratory birds during the fall, including hooded mergansers, Barrow’s goldeneyes and buffleheads,” said Libby Earthman, Putah Creek Council’s executive director. “This is a great chance for people to get out on the water, enjoy the beauty of the surrounding forests and wetlands, and learn about the birds and other wildlife that live here, all without having to transport their own canoe!”

Hampton is a resource economist at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and has more than 20 years of research experience on birds in the region. He has been conducting regional bird surveys for many years, and is an expert at bird identification.

McCord, president of McCord Environmental, has 20-plus years of experience in the environmental engineering field. He supports water quality management efforts in rivers, lakes, wetlands and bays locally, throughout California and internationally.

Tickets for the canoe trip are $50 for Putah Creek Council members and $65 for the general public and are available at www.putahcreekcouncil.org. Canoes, related gear and a picnic lunch are included. The event is limited to 15 participants.

For more information, or for participants who are unable to register online, contact McCord at 530-220-3165 or stephen.a.mccord@gmail.com.

Putah Creek Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of Putah Creek. Its Watershed Wonders fundraiser series explores the people and places that make Putah Creek and its community special.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

UCD, UC team up to study effects of climate change

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Teens’ goal? Helping other soccer players around the world

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Konditorei presents free holiday concert

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Welcome 2015 with Mumbo Gumbo at a gala bash

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Luminaria display planned in West Davis

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Sierra Club calendars on sale Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Creative women share food, friendship

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Author! Author! UCD hosts talks, Q and A on Asia-focused books

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Blue Christmas service planned at Davis churches

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Willett bench is a labor of love

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A4

 
Libraries will be closed around the holidays

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

See diving ducks at city wetlands tour

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Downtown gift cards get a new perk

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A6

 
Nobel Prize winner will discuss research related to autism

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

A home for the holidays?

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Traditional carols service is Saturday at St. Martin’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Explorit: Experience nano this spring

By Lisa Justice | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Supplies collected for victims of abuse

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Grandmothers support group meets weekly

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11, 1 Comment

 
Soup’s On will benefit NAMI-Yolo

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

Donate to STEAC at Original Steve’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
.

Forum

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A14

 
Cheers and Jeers: Have you ever seen the rain?

By Our View | From Page: A14

Defeating Ebola involves medicine, and prayers

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A14 | Gallery

 
Kudos to Central Park Gardens donors and volunteers

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A14

.

Sports

Devil boys hold off scrappy Rio Linda

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Lady Blue Devils rout an undefeated Liberty squad

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

UCD RB coach Wright heads to Florida; what next?

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

 
Aggies nab junior college defensive lineman

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Cousins is back in lineup but Kings fall

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Nostra-Dunning makes his 2014 bowl picks

By Bob Dunning | From Page: B2

Tennyson’s first goal is the difference in Sharks win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B6 | Gallery

 
.

Features

Name droppers: Trio elected to academy of inventors

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
.

Arts

DMTC plans New Year’s Eve party

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

 
Tom Rigney and Flambeau to play

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

 
DMTC announces auditions for ‘Sweeney Todd’

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

 
‘Before Midnight’ screening is tonight

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A15

 
.

Business

After 19 years, Alfa Romeo returns

By Ann M. Job | From Page: A16

 
.

Obituaries

Rena Sylvia Smilkstein

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
.

Comics