Space is still available at the Putah Creek Council’s fish surveying event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Renowned fish biologist Peter Moyle will take participants to several spots along Putah Creek where they will have a chance to learn about and participate in several fish surveying methods (including beach seining and electrofishing) as well as the opportunity to hold and examine various fish before they are released back to the creek.
In addition to the hands-on activities, Moyle will discuss how the interactions of native and non-native fish shape the aquatic ecosystems of the local creek.
Tickets for Saturday’s event are $35 for Putah Creek Council members and $50 for the general public. Tickets for children (ages 5-13) are $5 each, with a limit of two children per responsible adult.
Tickets are available online at www.putahcreekcouncil.org. Participants who are unable to register online can sign up by calling Katherine Holmes at (530) 753-5592. Participants should be prepared to wade in the creek, wear water shoes and shorts, and bring a towel, sunscreen and sun hat.
In addition to the fish trapping event, upcoming Watershed Wonders activities include a half-day guided fly fishing outing, led by local guide Greg Bonovich, for $350 for two people.
Putah Creek Council is a nonprofit 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.