Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Guided canoe trip raises funds for Putah Creek Council

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

Putah Creek Council will host a guided canoe trip on Lake Solano west of Winters from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 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 our 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 birds,” noted 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, $65 for the general public, and $25 for children (one child per paying adult). Tickets 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.

Enterprise staff

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