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April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

New Wetlands and Large Seeding Projects Begin

Ocbober 2016

Wetland Stewards Class of 2017
Wetland Stewards Class of 2017

September 2016

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August 2016

Green Careers intern Daniel with baby goat at Lonely Mountain Farm
Green Careers intern Daniel with baby goat at Lonely Mountain Farm

July 2016

Shorebirds Whimbrel (left) and Godwit. Photo by Efren Adalem.
Shorebirds Whimbrel (left) and Godwit. Photo by Efren Adalem.

June 2016

Red-Winged Blackbird. Photo by Jeff Bleam
Red-Winged Blackbird. Photo by Jeff Bleam

May 2016

Hooded Oriole. Photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi © California Academy of Sciences
Hooded Oriole. Photo by Gerald and Buff Corsi © California Academy of Sciences

April 2016

Pied-billed Grebe and chicks on floating nest in Struve Slough. Efren Adalem
Pied-billed Grebe and chicks on floating nest in Struve Slough. Efren Adalem

March 2016

Taryn Dunivant inspecting native shrub cuttings in our native plant nursery
Taryn Dunivant inspecting native shrub cuttings in our native plant nursery

February 2016

Mary Paul, Restoration Specialist, prepares native seed for broadcast seeding
Mary Paul, Restoration Specialist, prepares native seed for broadcast seeding

January 2016

December 2015

Elegant Terns. Efren Adalem
Elegant Terns. Efren Adalem

November 2015

October 2015

Otters
Joe Robertson. Source.

September 2015

Hugo Ceja
We are pleased to introduce our new part-time Environmental Educator/Citizen Science Technician, Hugo Ceja.

August 2015

High schooler Rodrigo García teaches the ecology of Watsonville’s sloughs and lakes to elementary and middle school students.
High schooler Rodrigo García teaches the ecology of Watsonville’s sloughs and lakes to elementary and middle school students.

July 2015

Celeste Espino, a former Wetland Steward and a graduate of the Wetlands Watch Green Careers Program, is now a student at CSU Monterey Bay.
Celeste Espino, a former Wetland Steward and a graduate of the Wetlands Watch Green Careers Program, is now a student at CSU Monterey Bay.

June 2015

Making friends through WWW wetlands education
Making friends through WWW wetlands education

May 2015

Bald Eagle. Photo by Gary Kittleson
Photo by Gary Kittleson

April 2015

Blue Heron. Efren B. Adalem

March 2015

February 2015

WWW President Lou Rose with Laner Falcon purched on head

January 2015

Docent and Board Member Bob Culbertson with students

December 2014

 Image: Efren Adalem
Image: Efren Adalem

November 2014

Bobcat. Photo: Kathy Frandeen
Bobcat. Photo: Kathy Frandeen

October 2014

slough scene

September 2014

habitat festival poster

August 2014

People walking on slough trail at trails intersection

July 2014

Whale breaching Photo by Kate Spencer

June 2014

Whale breaching in Monterey Bay
Photo by Kate Spencer

May 2014

American White Pelican — Photo by Maggie Caldwell.
White Pelicans. Image: Maggie Caldwell

April 2014

image of dripping brass faucet

March 2014

Wetlands Watch Board of Directors members Athena Barrios, Debbie Diersch, Kris Beall, and Dobie Jenkins with the City of Watsonville’s Proclamation

February 2014

City of Watsonville Trail scene with educational placard and slough in background

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

White-tailed Kite. Image: Efren Adalem
White-tailed Kite. Image: Efren Adalem

October 2013

Wetland Stewards at Beach walking barefoot where surf meets sand

September 2013

Artwork by Suzy Mitchell

August 2013

Wyethia angustifolia is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names California compassplant and narrowleaf mule's ears

July

Image: Denise Murphy
Denise Murphy

June 2013

California Red-Legged Frogs
Gary Kittleson

May 2013

Red-winged Blackbird by Amelia Pedersen

April 2013

Mary K Paul Harvesting Seeds
Common Cuckoo. Photo by Efren Adalem

March 2013

Mary K Paul Harvesting Seeds

February 2013

Mary K Paul Harvesting Seeds

January 2013

Mary K Paul Harvesting Seeds

December 2012

Docents and young students with water testing materials standing by slough

November 2012

Docents and young students with water testing materials standing by slough

October 2012

Peregrine Falcon

September 2012

Peregrine Falcon

August 2012

Peregrine Falcon
Michał Chełmowski

July 2012

Joan and Lou Rose
 

June 2012

students doing trisect in field

May 2012

volunteers working with gardening tools in field

April 2012

Ohlone Winter Camp pen and ink drawing

March 2012

Students in WERC classroom being shown educational materials by docent

February 2012

Rattlesnake
© Brad Moon

January 2012

Burrowing Owl
José Reynaldo da Fonseca

December 2011

water fowl in flight

November 2011

students in field

October 2011

horned lark

July 2011

Linda Yamane with feather headress holding basket

June 2011

Harris Hawk. Not usually found in Watsonville Wetlands.Attribution Some rights reserved by foxypar4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/foxypar4/3127032861/sizes/s/in/photostream/
Harris's Hawk. Photo: Some rights reserved by foxypar4

May 2011

Laura Hofmeister

April 2011

Lasiurus cinereus; Hoary Bat.  © 2005 William Leonard
© 2005 William Leonard. Lasiurus cinereus; Hoary Bat

March 2011

Illustration showing male and female Great-tailed Grackle

February 2011

Docent Bill Best with Model of Shrew for Diorama
Wetlands Diorama in Production

January 2011

Elementary school children study page in illustrated book on invertebrates
Last Chance to Donate in 2010
Wetland Stewards Teach Others

December 2010

Nornthern Shoveler
Photo by permission of: Mike Yip. Vancouver Island Birds.
Green Businesses Tour Wetlands
Frog Breeding Pond

November 2010

Amesti elementary school children learn to use scientific intruments during field work in Watsonville Sloughs
Kids Count
Wetland Stewards Get Grant
 

October 2010

Photo of Wetland Stewards in kayaks in slough

September 2010

Santa Cruz Tarplant
© 2001 John Game. Copyright © 1995-2010 UC Regents.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Birds of the Sloughs
Last Wetlands Alive! Tours
New Face at the Watch—Adrienne Frisbee
Tarplant Recovery
Bear Talk Fills Room
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Coastal Clean-Up Day
Native Plant Sale
Help Protect Our Environment

August 2010

Great Blue Heron with skulpin in bill

Photo by permission of Mike Yip, Vancouver Island Birds. © Mike Yip.
How Are We Doing?
WWW Annual Picnic
New Board Members
Birding Basics Course
Brown Bag Birding
Bear Talk
Birds of the Sloughs
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Photographing Wild Birds
Creative Art Journaling
Bird-Themed Art Exhibition

July 2010

Wetland Steward with stuffed animal
WWW Picnic on July 11th
New Business Outreach Committee Seeks Members
Wetland Stewards Have Fun, Learn, and Teach
Wetlands Education for 1,500
Expert Explains the Grid
Students Restore West Struve Slough
Partnerships Enhance Water Quality Monitoring
Kayaking for Kids
Wetlands Alive! Tours
Help Us Get More Citizens to Protect our Environment

June 2010

Personnel behind new outdoor sign
Become a “Prosumer”
Scholarship Awarded
Wetlands Alive! Tours Continue
Project Tierra: Student Plant Monitoring
WWW Picnic, July 11th
New Sign Dedicated
Support Our Work

May 2010

Wetland steward working with younger students

April 2010

Rainbow Over Slough

March 2010

Volunteers of all ages do water testing near slough
Burrowing Owl
Intro to Birding Class
Community Musical Planting Event
Wetlands Alive!...Tours Start Up
Water Supply Issues
“Caring for Wetlands—An Answer to Climate Change”
World Wetlands Day at PV High
Second Graders Help, Too!.
You Can Help

February 2010

red-tailed hawk
© Klaus von Schwanebach. All rights reserved.
Used by permission.

January 2010

Sheep Graze at Dept. of Fish & Game Reserve
Intro to Birding Class
Reptiles and Amphibians Talk
Watch Awarded New Trails Contract with City
2010 Docent Training Program
Last Mile of Watsonville Slough
Grazing at DFG Property
Teachers Trained to Monitor Wetlands
Restoration Pays
You Can Help

December 2009

Docent Training on Water Testing in Lab
The Watch Makes an Altar
Wetland Stewards Search the Heavens
Back to School Brunch
Docents Learn of Changing Sloughs
2010 Docent Training Program
Docent Extraordinaire
Flood Control a Hot Topic
You Can Help

October 2009

City of Watsonville Trails
Watch Wins Blue Ribbon
Volunteer Spotlight
New Trail Contract with City
New Grants
You Can Help

September 2009

Northern Harrier
Digital Nature Photography Workshop
Biodiversity Monitoring Program
Wetlands Alive! Tours
Ashley Ciglar
Restoration Saturday
Strawberry Festival
Pacific Garbage Patch
Northern Harriers

August 2009

Berwick's Wren
Minette Layne. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license. Source.

The Watch — Summer 2009

California Red-Legged Frog
California red-legged frog. Photo by Chris Brown.
Public domain. Source.
Red Legs and All
From the Executive Director
Mary Paul
Farewell to Catherine Hatch
New Maps
Wetland Stewards Year
Wetlands Alive! Tours
New Grants Received
Docent Class of 2009
Get Involved & Meet Others!

 

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