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Putah Creek Council hosts fundraising hike

Spring is here and the oak woodlands, chaparral and grassland habitats in the Vaca Mountains are greening up and filled with wildflowers. (Courtesy photo)

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March 25, 2011 |

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What: “Watershed Wonders” hike and picnic to raise funds for the Putah Creek Council

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Along Putah Creek in the Vaca Mountains west of Winters

How much: $40 for Putah Creek Council members and $45 for the public; visit http://www.putahcreekcouncil.org or call Valerie Whitworth at (530) 795-2009

Join Michael Barbour, an instructor and researcher of the vegetation that covers California’s diverse landscapes, for a hike and a picnic along Putah Creek on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants in this special fundraising event for Putah Creek Council will be granted access to land owned by Tom and Ginny Cahill along Putah Creek in the Vaca Mountains west of Winters.

In addition to walking beneath the canopy of pristine riparian forests, hikers will pass through foothill woodland, grassland and chaparral vegetation on their leisurely hike. They’ll learn to identify plants that dominate the landscape, understand why the mosaic of woodland-chaparral-grassland is predictable, and envision what a 100-year management plan might look like for the restoration and maintenance of these vegetation types.

A picnic lunch, wine and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided.

Barbour is a professor emeritus at UC Davis where he taught courses on plant ecology, trees and forests, and fire ecology for many years. He is the author of several books on plant ecology and California vegetation, including “California’s Changing Landscapes: Diversity and Conservation of California Vegetation” and “Terrestrial Vegetation of California,” and is a recipient of an Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.

Tickets for the hike and picnic on Putah Creek are $40 for Putah Creek Council members and $45 for the general public, and are available at http://www.putahcreekcouncil.org or by calling Valerie Whitworth at (530) 795-2009. Participants should wear hiking shoes, bring sunscreen, water and a sun hat, and be prepared for a leisurely hike of up to two miles.

In addition to the hike and picnic with Barbour, upcoming “Watershed Wonders” activities include:

* Bobcat Ranch Hike: Saturday, April 9 (a new date due to rain reschedule), 9 a.m. to noon, led by Valerie Calegari and Karen Velas; $35/$40 per person;

* Secret Garden Bird Walk: Saturday, May 7, 8 to 10 a.m., led by Manfred Kusch; $35/$40 per person; and

* Putah Creek’s Hidden Places Auto Tour: Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., led by Peter Moyle; $45/$50 per person.

The Putah Creek Council is a nonprofit, member-based 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.

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