Mark your calendars: we’re holding our in person and curbside Fall Native Plant Sale on Saturday, October 2nd! Our sale includes over 50 native and drought tolerant plant species for your home, garden, and habitat that attract birds, bees, and butterflies! Native plants have been grown by WWW staff, Climate Corps Leadership Institute interns, and volunteers, and selections are available now on our website:
Reserve your plants for the best selection and come pick them up at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center at the top of the Pajaro Valley High School campus, 500 Harkins Slough Road, on Saturday October 2nd between 9am-1:00pm. Proceeds will go directly to supporting our restoration and education work to help Watsonville’s wetlands and community thrive.
Online plant reservations will open up soon so please check back!
No room in your garden for more native plants? You can still support our restoration work this summer with a tax-deductible donation. Visit the website and "sponsor" native plants in our nursery which our interns will plant on behalf of our wetlands!
If you’re interested in learning more about Watsonville’s wetlands, spending time with amazing people, advocating for and restoring our important ecosystems and habitats, and/or educating Watsonville’s youth about how amazing the wetlands are, join us in becoming a Watsonville Wetlands Watch Volunteer! Becoming a volunteer is an easy and fun way to directly influence your community and wetlands in positive, COVID-safe ways. Fall Volunteer Training will take place over two weeks with Wednesday Zoom sessions on October 13 and 20 from 6-7pm and one in-person and outside day on October 23 from 9am-12pm. We welcome people with all levels of expertise and wetland knowledge.
Please sign up here and use the link to respond to our pre-survey, so we can get to know a little more about you before training begins.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
this digital six week course, students will learn a step-by-step methodology and foundational skills to develop their work with nature journaling and botanical drawing. This course brings art to science while inviting students to have fun developing fine art skills. Topics include the art of seeing / drawing, laying out accurate plant structure, watercolor, pencil, and gouache tips, the art of taking field notes and researching general ethnobotany, creating dimension and depth, and dry brush painting with layering. A materials list will be provided, and all levels are welcome!
Classes are $75.00 for six weeks, a steal at only $12.50 per class! Space is limited so sign up today below. $10.00 from each class enrollment fee will directly benefit the work of Watsonville Wetlands Watch. Please send questions to Claudia Stevens at or
Please register and pay at this link.