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Saturday, October 22: Join Us for Restoration Saturday

cattails We invite you to help restore wetland habitat by planting native plants and removing exotic invasive plants as part of our monthly community work day. We will work from 9 a.m. to noon, and we always make time for birding or a short hike around the wetlands. We supply the gloves, tools, and a snack. Meet at our Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (map/directions). If you have questions, please contact Mary Paul at mary@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org or 831-566-4938. Click for a more detailed description of the event.

Thursday, November 3: The Sixth Extinction – Saving our Planet, Saving Ourselves

In relatively recent times a mammal called Homo sapiens has become a geophysical force, altering Earth’s life with profound and often devastating consequences. One of these consequences, called “the Sixth Extinction,” poses one of the greatest challenges our species has ever faced.

As part of our Speaker Series, on Thursday, Nov. 3, environmental journalist John Moir will discuss the causes of the Sixth Extinction and how we can respond, both individually and collectively. John’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Smithsonian, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and many other publications. He is the author of two nonfiction books (including Return of the Condor), has contributed to three anthologies, and has received more than two-dozen writing awards.

This talk, hosted by the Watsonville Wetlands Watch, is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center. Click for map/directions. Admission is free but you must reserve a seat online by clicking here. For more information, contact Kathy Fieberling at 831-345-1226 or kathy@watsonvillewetlandswatch.org.

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