Interested in the Adopt-a-tree Program?

Offering free shade trees for Watsonville residents to increase shade, beauty, birds, and climate resilience in Watsonville.

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¿Interesado/a en adoptar un árbol?

Los árboles de sombra gratuitos están disponibles para los residentes de Watsonville para aumentar la sombra, la belleza, las aves y la resiliencia climática en Watsonville.

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Wetlands in Our Backyard

Preserving the Watsonville Sloughs
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.
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Explore Our Nature Guides View our bird, fish, and plant guides to get the most out of your visit.
Support The Mission Help support our educational & restorative efforts by making a donation today.
Visit The Wetlands Download a detailed map of the Sloughs, view access points and trail heads.
Volunteer With Us Get your hands dirty at a planting event, become a docent or attend a work day.


Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Building Community

From our home at the Patrick J. Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center, situated on the campus of Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville, CA, we are actively building and strengthening our community by increasing environmental literacy and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards while restoring the slough system and natural resources at the heart of our community’s health and wellbeing. Community members are at the center of this effort as volunteers and are invited to come together during speaker events, tours, and many public events throughout the year.

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Plan Your Visit

More About the Sloughs and Their Many Access Points
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Education Programs

For Students, Teachers, & The Community
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Restoration Projects

Preservation & Restoration of the Watsonville Sloughs
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Bird Guide

Complete Bird Checklist of Our Wetlands
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Plant Guide

Guide to Common Plants of the Watsonville Wetlands
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Fish Guide

Discover the Fish that Live in the Watsonville Sloughs
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Watsonville Wetlands Watch
PO Box 1239
Freedom, CA 95019-1239
Voice: 831-728-1156
Fax: 831-728-6944
Offices at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center

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