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Volunteers needed to plant along Putah Creek

By From page A3 | May 02, 2014

Putah Creek Council and the Solano County Water Agency are hosting two upcoming service activities along Putah Creek in Winters, to bring community members together to plant native stream-side plants, and set up irrigation to newly planted native trees and shrubs.

The new plantings will help provide wildlife habitat, control erosion and improve water quality.

On Saturday, May 3, volunteers will help set up drip irrigation to newly planted drought-tolerant native trees and shrubs on the floodplain. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

On Saturday, May 10, volunteers will plant sedges, a stream-side plant, along the banks of the creek. A morning event will run from 9:30 a.m. to noon  and an afternoon event will go from 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Volunteers must register at www.putahcreekcouncil.org, or 530-795-3006. For all events, registered volunteers will meet at Rotary Park gazebo, 201 Railroad Ave., and carpool to the project site from there.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome, including supervised children. Putah Creek Council will provide all the plants, tools, gloves and other supplies. Please dress appropriately for the weather in clothes that can get dirty, and wear closed-toe shoes.

Enterprise staff

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