What happens when you bring 107 community volunteers together with 2,000 native wetland plants? A wonderful World Wetlands Day Celebration, of course! And what a memorable celebration event it was on Saturday, February 2nd, in the Watsonville Wetlands.
The theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day was “Wetlands and Water Management.” Event planting and restoration was on the Tarplant Hill property, which is off Ohlone Parkway across from Landmark Elementary School. Jointly sponsored by Watsonville Wetlands Watch and the City of Watsonville, our 4th annual celebration of World Wetlands Day welcomed the community to help restore the habitat of the Watsonville Slough System.
Bats are important pollinators, pest controllers, and seed distributors, and their populations are threatened. On Thursday, March 21, the Watch is hosting bat rehabilitator and educator Monique Lee who will talk about bats and how they are beneficial to the environment worldwide. Monique will cover the natural history of bats, including reproduction, habitats and behavior, and will talk about bat conservation. She will bring live California native bats for viewing and discussion.
From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Fitz Educational Resource Center, at the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus in Watsonville. Map/directions.
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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.