Dear Friend of Watsonville Wetlands Watch,
We are pleased to send you this electronic summary of our Summer 2009 Newsletter, The Watch.
Our aim is to help you better understand how we forward our goal to
protect, restore, and appreciate the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley.
hope you'll find this format a convenient way to learn more about
our wetlands programs, accomplishments, and events that interest you.
We welcome your feedback on this newsletter and on any other concerns affecting our precious wetlands!
Kris Beall, Executive Director
Genie Dee, Outreach and Development Director
Send email to Genie Dee
|Do They Really Have Red Legs? |
The audience found out at one of the WWW Wetlands Lectures. These
talks, designed for the whole family, bring in guest speakers on topics
that relate to the freshwater wetlands of Pajaro Valley. Past topics
include mountain lions, foxes, and red-legged frogs; the next one will
be a photo tour of bird migration. Read more....
|Message from the Executive Director|
greetings to our friends and supporters! The beauty of these
spectacular wetlands and uplands belies the dark fiscal cloud that
many non-profits (and for profits!) are enduring this year. Watsonville
Wetlands Watch has managed to steer through the shoals of fiscal
uncertainty and we are sailing on full steam ahead. Read more....
|Mary Paul, Restoration Specialist Extraordinaire|
newest staff member is restoration specialist Mary Paul. Mary is
passionate about restoration and it shows. We also benefit from her
diverse background. Read more....
|Farewell to Catherine Hatch|
Catherine Hatch, there would be no Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource
Center" states the invitation for a reception to thank Catherine. A
reception for Catherine was held at the WERC on May 29th. Read on to learn how Catherine helped the WERC morph from vision to reality.
Maps on Our Website!
can now better understand and appreciate the wetlands that we protect and
restore by using the fantastic new maps recently added to our website. Click here
to learn what you can do with this tech-savvy tool.
Wetland Stewards: Oh,
what a year!
the year just completed we have served five after school groups. To see what local students are learning, follow this link. Also, read a poem
written by one of the stewards.
|Wetlands Alive! Tours Continue|
This is a fun way for the whole family to learn about the wetlands. For a complete schedule, click here.
Grants Awarded for Key Programs
March Watsonville Wetlands Watch was awarded two significant grants for
environmental protection and education. Check out these important grant-funded programs....
|Docent Class of 2009 |
now have 18 new people who have joined the WWW Docent Team, following
six weeks of training. Training is held each Spring, and all interested
WWW supporters can apply. See who's in the 2009 Class....
|Get Involved and Meet Others
If you would like
to make a donation to support the work of Watsonville Wetlands Watch, to protect, restore, and foster
appreciation of the wetlands, click here or send email to Genie Dee.
To get involved and meet others, and for volunteer opportunities, follow this link to our website.
Upcoming Events/Activities. Click on links for more information.
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.