|Watch Wins Blue Ribbon|
Wetlands Watch recently won a blue ribbon at the Santa Cruz County Fair
and a $350 prize to further our work! Not bad for our first fair entry!
thanks to Bruce Arthur, Bill Best, Bridget Dumas, Dave and Priscilla
Partridge, Virginia Taylor, Alice Weigel, and Linda Youmans, who
constructed the display, showing a "mini-wetland" complete with native
plants and red-tailed hawk. To see more photos of the exhibit, click here.
|Volunteer Spotlight - Linda Youmans|
Kathy Fieberling, WWW Volunteer Coordinator, "Linda is available and
willing to do almost anything. When we need lots of field trip
assistants in a given month Linda will say 'I want to help and am
willing to fill in the slots that are still open after everyone else is
scheduled.' This, my friends, is a volunteer coordinator's dream!" To
find out more about Linda, click here.
|New Trail Contract with City|
Watch is currently finalizing a contract with the City of Watsonville
for management and maintenance of the Watsonville Sloughs Trail System,
a six mile trail network that winds through much of the upper portion
of the sloughs. As a result, we are seeking qualified applicants for
the position of Trails Restoration Specialist. To find out more, click here.
|Team Effort Garners Grants |
continues to have success in obtaining grants for our work. Most
recently, we were notified we will be receiving a grant of $13,000 from
the National Fish and Wildlife Federation to partner with UCSC Shennan
Labs, PVUSD, the City, and the Dept. of Fish and Game to do water
quality testing and wetland habitat restoration.
We are also
receiving a grant of $75,000 from a joint application with the Monterey
Bay Aquarium to the Stewardship Council to support the Wetlands
Biodiversity Monitoring Program, now known as Project Tierra. To learn
more about what these grants will enable us to do, follow this link.
|You Can Help!|
contribution to Watsonville Wetlands Watch supports our work to
protect, restore, and foster appreciation of the wetlands. You can
contribute online by going to our website. Click here.
For information about our pledge program, contact Genie Dee, Outreach and Development Director, at 728-1156, ext. 7, or firstname.lastname@example.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.