The sale will feature three dozen native plant species (see link) grown by our propagation volunteers, interns, and staff at our on-site nursery. Proceeds from the sale support our wetlands restoration and education programs. All plant sales will be in person. Download HERE the list of species that will be available for purchase. At the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus, 500 Harkins Slough Road.
“As a coastal estuary and wetland system, the Watsonville Slough System is on the front lines of climate change. Projected sea level rise, increased storm strength, and changes in the climate are likely to threaten the Watsonville wetlands, and wildlife that depend on these wetlands, in a variety of ways. These wetlands are spread throughout the City of Watsonville, and support both an amazing greenbelt and a trail network for bicycling and walking. Help sow seeds & transplant plants for restoring native plant communities and wildlife habitats throughout this area. Wear old clothes, sunhat, and sunscreen. Garden gloves are provided. No training or garden experience is necessary. A fun and gratifying experience! Meet at 500 Harkins Slough Rd – the building on the top parking lot next to the basketball courts. No registration needed. More info contact Jose HERE
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available in both our restoration and education programs. If you would like to learn more about how you can get involved, please join us for our monthly new volunteer orientation on at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (WERC, located at the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus, 500 Harkins Slough Road, Watsonville). Our Education and Outreach Specialist Jose Alanis will provide a brief overview of our organization, programs, and volunteer opportunities, as well as a quick tour of the WERC. For more info go HERE or email Jose HERE