Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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 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

Special to The Enterprise

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

The Davis Enterprise does not necessarily condone the comments here, nor does it review every post. Read our full policy

.

News

 
New mosaic mural reflects Peña family history

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A1, 1 Comment | Gallery

UC Davis biodigester hungers for food scraps

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
 
Penalty decision looms in Winters homicide case

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

Hay bales burn east of Davis

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Woman killed by train ID’d

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

 
Pro-Russian insurgents hold journalist captive

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Fire damages Woodland home

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A3

 
Register to vote by May 19

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Sign up for enviro organizations during Earth Week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Bible fun featured at Parents’ Night Out

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Davis businesswoman presides over conference

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Birch Lane sells garden plants, veggies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Team Blend hosts fundraiser for Nicaragua project

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A3

 
Davis Arts Center: See ceramics, join the Big Day of Giving

By Erie Vitiello | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Fire crews gather for joint training

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Odd Fellows host culinary benefit for nonprofit

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

400 bikes go up for bids at UCD auction

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Sunder hosts campaign event for kids

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Church hosts discussion of mental health needs, services

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

UCD to host premiere of autism documentary

By Cory Golden | From Page: A4

 
UFC hears from two local historians

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Fundraiser benefits Oakley campaign

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
UCD professor to talk about new book

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Fly Fishers talk to focus on healthy streams, rivers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Train to become a weather spotter

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

Learn survival skills at Cache Creek Preserve

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Veterans, internees may receive overdue diplomas

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

UC Davis conference showcases undergraduate research

By Julia Ann Easley | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Conservation District celebrates its stewardship efforts

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

Slow Food tour showcases area’s young farmers

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

 
.

Forum

Even a safe house needs boundaries

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B5

 
I support Sunder for board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Will anyone notice?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
My votes reflect city values

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

 
A plea on the Bard’s birthday

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

 
.

Sports

DHS thunders back to win an epic DVC volleyball match

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
DHS/Franklin I goes to the Blue Devil softballers

By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Davis gets to Grant ace and rolls in DVC crucial

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Walchli is under par in another Devil victory

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Seniors send Blue Devil girls past Broncos in a lacrosse rout

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
 
Baseball roundup: Rangers rally to beat A’s in the ninth

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

Sharks go up 3-0 with OT win

By The Associated Press | From Page: B8 | Gallery

 
.

Features

 
.

Arts

 
Five Three Oh! featured at April Performers’ Circle

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Celebrate spring at I-House on Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Music, wine flow at Fourth Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

Biscuits ‘n Honey will play at winery

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Catharine ‘Kay’ Lathrop

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B6