The Putah Creek Council’s first CreekSpeak talk of 2013 will spotlight Putah Creek’s fish, and explain how the Putah Creek Accord’s mandated in-stream flows have affected fish populations over the past 13 years.
Peter Moyle, who has been studying the ecology and conservation of freshwater and estuarine fishes in California for more than 40 years, will be the speaker. His talk will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Club Room at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.
Moyle is a professor of fish biology in the department of wildlife, fish and conservation biology at UC Davis and is associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences. He teaches basic courses in fish biology, wildlife conservation and watershed ecology.
CreekSpeak talks — about the nature, culture and history of the region — are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested from those who have not yet joined the council.