Sunday, January 25, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Local youths work through the summer to benefit Putah Creek

PCC summer internsW

Putah Creek Council summer interns — from left, Ben Russell, Adrian Korcyl, Tristian Noriter-Tilly, Madeira Alba and Caitrin Vadnais — transplant sedges at the native plant nursery. Putah Creek Council/Courtesy photo

By
From page A8 | September 19, 2013 |

By Martha Rocha

As school starts up again, Putah Creek Council says goodbye to a group of hard-working summer interns from high school, college and the community — Haley Wooning from Davis; Adrian Korcyl, Madeira Alba and Levi Dietrich from Winters; Ben Russell from Dixon; and Tristan Noriter-Tilly and Caitrin Vadnais from Vacaville.

Interns worked in a native plant nursery in Davis and on habitat restoration sites along Putah Creek in Winters and Davis.

“Interning with Putah Creek Council this summer was both educational and enjoyable,” Vadnais said. “By doing hands-on work in the nursery, I learned how to properly transplant and seed different types of native plants. I also took the opportunity to work out in the field setting up and caring for irrigation lines, and weeding plants around Putah Creek.”

Said Libby Earthman, executive director of the Putah Creek Council, “This year we had the largest cohort of interns ever. We were amazed at the positive outlook they shared, and their enthusiasm for getting experience in the field of habitat enhancement.

“Without exception these folks were hard-working, diligent and came to work each day with a great attitude. We were lucky to find them, and they were happy to have the opportunity to gain work experience.”

Their work challenged the interns’ physical stamina and required lots of dedication. Interns worked through the heat wave in early July, lifted heavy bins of plants in the greenhouse, dodged thorny thistles and wild roses on restoration sites, and quickly learned to identify poison oak along the creek.

Irrigation field days, especially, had the potential to be a pendulum of extremes as interns walked many dry, dusty miles checking irrigation lines for clogged drip irrigation emitters, only to get soaking wet the next minute while replacing broken emitters.

“This experience has taught me more about commitment, hard work and what actually goes into maintaining our beautiful environment,” Vadnais said. “This internship was definitely a highlight of my summer.”

— Martha Rocha is the Putah Creek Council’s education coordinator. For more information, visit putahcreekcouncil.org

Comments

comments

Special to The Enterprise

.

News

Bridges of Yolo County: Wear, tear … repair?

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Four days of unusual, adventuresome music

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Spanish police arrest 4 suspected members of a jihadi cell

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Abe ‘speechless’ after video claims IS hostage dead

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Abortion opponents express renewed hope at California rally

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Share your love (story) with us

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Sip wines at St. James’ annual tasting

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Fake schools draw federal scrutiny

By The Associated Press | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Winter produce available at Sutter market

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Vote for your favorites in Readers’ Choice poll

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Donations to be distributed during homeless count

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A4

 
Speaker will share computer security tips

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Logos Books celebrates 5 years, offers language groups

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Australian olive oil company opens U.S. headquarters in Woodland

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

Explore at the YOLO Outdoor Expo

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Yolo animal shelter seeking rawhide donations

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A5

Woodland Healthcare employees take Great Kindness Challenge

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

 
At the Pond: Nest boxes give birds new homes

By Jean Jackman | From Page: A6 | Gallery

California ranks worst in nation for guidance counselors

By The Associated Press | From Page: A7

 
Words and Music Festival events

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A12

Davis, Woodland are saving water

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A12

 
.

Forum

Family isn’t keen on relationship

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: A8

 
 
Caring for the aging mouth

By Samer Alassaad | From Page: A8

Rick McKee cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A10

 
Big utilities’ nightmare begins to play out

By Tom Elias | From Page: A10

Mayor’s Corner: Let’s renew Davis together

By Dan Wolk | From Page: A10

 
We have the right to choose

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

We don’t have to suffer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
City helped immensely

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

When measles spreads from Disneyland, it’s a small world after all

By New York Times News Service | From Page: A11

 
From innovation parks to innovative buildings and planning

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

.

Sports

Wildcats’ inaugural kids development league exceeds expectations

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Aggies get top 2015 gymnastics score, but fall short

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Loud crowd sees DHS boys win

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Lady Devils hold off Pacers, stay perfect in league

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

UCD men take two tennis matches

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B8

 
Watney in ninth at Humana Challenge

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B8

.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Davis man focusing on cannabidiol business

By Will Bellamy | From Page: A9

 
Marrone Bio’s Regalia approved for new uses in Canada

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

 
UCD grad makes insurance ‘hot 100′ list

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Yolo County real estate sales

By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A9

 
.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, January 25, 2015

By Creator | From Page: B8