Putah Creek Council, a local nonprofit dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Putah Creek and its tributaries, announces its annual Stewardship Team training, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in Davis.
Putah Creek Council facilitates more than 70 events per year, including creek cleanup, native plant propagation and habitat planting events throughout the Putah Creek region from Winters to Davis.
Stewardship Team volunteers commit to a yearlong leadership position within Putah Creek Council. They act as mentors to other community volunteers. They provide guidance in proper planting techniques during field events, help interpret local ecology to the public, help with native plant propagation and care at our nursery, act as site captains during creek cleanup, and help with preparation and cleanup before and after events.
“I didn’t grow up in this part of the U.S., so helping restore Putah Creek is my way of getting to really know this place,” said team member Tabatha Yang. “When I am on pavement and asphalt I could be anywhere, but the creek is unique.”
The Oct. 26 training day will include an overview of Putah Creek Council history, mission and current projects; learning from various local experts about creek restoration projects, Putah Creek history and ecology, native plants, pollinators, fish, and other wildlife; hands-on demonstrations and practice in proper planting techniques; and a guided tour of some of our current restoration project sites and our native plant nursery.
Applicants must be willing to attend one day of training per year, and commit to attending at least five volunteer events per year. Stewardship Team members must be at least 18 years old, be able to provide their own transportation to and from events, and be willing to work outside in all types of weather and terrain conditions.
To sign up, contact Sara Tremayne at 530-795-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.