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20
Oct
2018

10-20-2018 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Muzzio Park
Muzzio Park
26 W Front St, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA
Free
Climate Action Tree Planting

Join the effort to plant more trees on streets and parks in Watsonville with our first tree planting event of the fall in celebration of Climate Action Day. The Climate Action Tree Planting event will be on Saturday, October 20th at Muzzio Park from 9am-Noon. This effort is a collaboration with the City of Watsonville, Public Works, Parks and Neighborhood Services. This tree planting will include an art climate change education /information/ opportunities from Regeration-Pajaro Valley Climate Action anda free lunch. 

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20
Oct
2018

10-20-2018 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Kelly's Books
Kelly's Books
1838 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA
Free
Author Talk and Book Signing Join us for a very special author talk and book signing on October 20, 2018, 2 – 4 pm at Kelly’s Books in Watsonville. Meet Donna Bradford, Chris Johnson-Lyons, and Robley Levy, three of the authors who contributed chapters to "Landscapes: Activism That Shaped Santa Cruz County 1955-2005" – the ninth book in the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History’s Journal Series. Donna and Chris, Board of Directors members of Watsonville Wetlands Watch, wrote the chapter entitled "Grassroots in the Wetlands: The Saving of the Watsonville Sloughs Watershed", which chronicles the efforts to protect the slough’s environmental resources and promote the associated educational and recreational opportunities, all built on a foundation of community engagement. Robley Levy, who served on the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisor's representing the 2nd District from 1980 through 1992, will talk about her chapter entitled: "Pajaro Valley Agricultural Lands: How were They Preserved?" At Kelly’s Books - 1838 Main Street, Watsonville, CA 95076. Author talks start promptly at 2:15 pm followed immediately by book signing.
06
Nov
2018

11-06-2018
Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center
Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center
500 Harkins Slough Road Watsonville, CA 95076
Free
A duck that behaves like a cuckoo—obligate brood parasitism in the Black-headed Duck of Argentina with Bruce Lyon

Please join us on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 to hear Bruce Lyon talk describe the results of a four-year study of this enigmatic duck on the fabulous wetlands of the pampas near Buenos Aires, Argentina.  There, he and his colleagues studied basic natural history aspects of the brood parasitism, including which species are parasitized as hosts and the nature of the interaction with those hosts. Some of their findings were unexpected and puzzling but, as Bruce will explain,  their detective story eventually figured these puzzles out. In addition to discussing the  duck project, he will discuss and illustrate with photos the natural history of some of the other charismatic bird species of these Argentine wetlands. Although the wetlands look very similar to our local California wetlands, they harbor far more bird species that our wetlands, some of which are related to the species we find here, but others of which have no California counterparts. 

10
Nov
2018

11-10-2018 9:00 am -12:00 pm
Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center
Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center
500 Harkins Slough Road Watsonville, CA 95076
Free
Circumnavigation of the Wetlands

Join Watsonville Wetlands Watch Board Member and retired park ranger Bob Culbertson and Kenton Parker from Elkhorn Slough, on a grand tour of the wetlands where you will visit spots rarely seen by the public.
 
You will discover how this extensive freshwater wetland system fits together, and learn about the history of the area and how it was conserved. Not only will Bob show you parts of the slough system seldom seen by the public, but you will also be able to do a little bird watching along the way.

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PO Box 1239
Freedom, CA 95019-1239
Voice: 831-728-1156
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