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Native Plant Sale 2017

Please join us on Saturday October 7th for our 5th Annual Native Plant Sale. The sale will feature plants local to the natural wetlands in Watsonville and guests will be able to tour a display of native plants (many of which are the same as those available for purchase) in the Resource Center. In addition, community members will be able to interact with live snakes, turtles and newts and there will be educational games for children.

Have questions? Contact Ria at ria@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org or (909) 680-9872


Join Us for a Restoration Saturday: September 23, October: 28, 2017

people working on restoration in field We invite you to help restore wetland habitat by planting native plants and removing exotic invasive plants as part of our monthly community work day. We will work from 9 a.m. to noon, and we always make time for birding or a short hike around the wetlands. We supply the gloves, tools, and a snack. Meet at our Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (map/directions). If you have questions, please contact Mary Paul at mary@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org or 831-566-4938. Click for a more detailed description of the event.

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Circumnavigation Tour of the Wetlands

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Join Watsonville Wetlands Watch Board President and retired park ranger Bob Culbertson on a grand tour of the wetlands where you will visit spots rarely seen by the public.

You will discover how this extensive freshwater wetland system fits together, learn about the history of the area and how it was conserved. Not only will you be taken to places seldom seen by the public but you will be able to do a little bird watching along the way.

This is the final tour of the year and will take place rain or shine. Wear layered clothing and bring a hat and umbrella in case of rain.

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center at the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus located at 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 6:30 –8:30 p.m.
The Underwater World of Point Lobos

Trail EntrancePlease join us when Jerry Loomis, retired park ranger and state park diver, leads us on an underwater adventure to learn about a part of Point Lobos seldom seen by park visitors.

Jerry created this presentation because of a question often asked of divers as they exit the water in Whalers Cove: “What did you see down there”? The curiosity of visitors to know what exists in the world below the water urged him to start taking underwater photos and share the most amazing dive spot in the world.

Jerry Loomis was a ranger, diver, and docent coordinator at Point Lobos for 22 years beginning in 1980. He is currently a Docent at Point Lobos and the Point Lobos Summer Adventures program which he started five summers ago as a retired ranger turned Interpreter. The highlight of his career was acting as the Point Lobos Docent Coordinator, seconded by his job as a State Park Diver in the underwater portion of Point Lobos.

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