|Introduction to Digital Nature Photography |
Saturday, Sept. 12, WWW is offering a workshop, "Introduction to
Digital Nature Photography," led by award-winning nature photographer
and interpreter Jeff Barnes. This one-day workshop, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the WERC, is for the nature lover who looks to improve his or her
photographic skills. The day will provide discussion time as well as
opportunities to practice new techniques in the field. The cost is $75,
and space is limited. For more information, click to email Kathy Fieberling or call her at 345-1226.
|Upcoming Wetlands Alive! Tours
Alive! Tours will be held through September. Bring your friends and
join us on a fun, family-oriented tour of the wetlands and our
Educational Resource Center (the Fitz WERC; meet at the WERC). For more
information, driving directions, and map, click here.
Tours are free, but please call the WERC at 728-1156, ext. 7, by Friday
noon to reserve a place. All tours are at 10 a.m. except Aug. 8th;
dates are as follows:
- Sunday, July 26th
- Saturday, August 8th (10:30 a.m. this day ONLY)
- Sunday, August 23rd
- Sunday, Sept. 13th
- Saturday, Sept. 19th
|Fridays at 11 a.m. are Propagation Days|
Every Friday morning, volunteers get together to work
on plant propagation in the greenhouse. Activities include
transplanting from small pots to larger pots, and collecting rhizomous
plants and putting them in pots. We invite you to join this fun
group. You can drop in on any Friday starting July 31st (no
Propagation Day on 9/4, Labor Day weekend).
Saturday for July is July 25th; for August is August 22nd; for
September is Sept. 26th; all from 9 to noon. Come join other volunteers
and be a part of the restoration at this site. We will meet at the Fitz
WERC located at the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus (500
Harkins Slough Rd) at 9 a.m. Map.
Please bring water and wear layered work clothes, sturdy shoes, and a
sun hat. We will provide tools, gloves, and a snack. We will be out on
the DFG Ecological Reserve maintaining the restoration sites that we
have revegetated this year.
|Watsonville Strawberry Festival! |
will have a table at the Watsonville Strawberry Festival, Downtown
Watsonville, Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 7
p.m. Stop by and see us! Read more at http://www.mbsf.com/. If you would like to volunteer, email Kathy Fieberling or call her at 345-1226.
|Wetlands Garden at the County Fair |
will be creating a Wetlands Garden at the Santa Cruz County Fair, Sept.
15 - 20 at the Fairgrounds in Watsonville. To volunteer, email Kathy Fieberling or call her at 345-1226. Read more about the fair at http://santacruzcountyfair.com/.
|Monterey Bay Birding Festival|
you are a birder, or just interested in birds, be sure to catch the
Monterey Bay Birding Festival, Sept. 24 - 27. For more information,
follow this link: http://montereybaybirding.org/.
Watsonville Wetlands Watch advocates for wetland issues, educates
elementary, middle, and high school students, restores degraded
habitats, preserves what remains whole, and teaches appreciation for
the unique beauty and life of the Pajaro Valley wetlands. In
cooperation with numerous other agencies, we support studies of and
planning for these sites.