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Watsonville Wetlands Watch

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General Agency Information
Name:Watsonville Wetlands Watch
Address:P.O. Box 1239
Freedom, CA  95019-1239
Primary Phone:831-728-1156
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description: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.
Mission:Watsonville Wetlands Watch is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and appreciation of the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley, especially involving members of the Watsonville community and the students of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
Programs:The Watsonville Wetlands Watch provides many learning opportunities for students, teachers, and community members from our home at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center (Fitz WERC), situated on the campus of Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville, CA, adjacent to 100 acres of fresh-water wetland.

ROP (Regional Occupational Program) Green Careers
at Pajaro Valley High School

Wetland Stewards Middle School Program

WWW has partnered with the Pajaro Valley Unified School District to coordinate the restoration of the 80 acres of Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas (ESHAs) which surround Pajaro Valley High School. We have written a school-site restoration plan and assisted with wetland restoration and construction of a native plant garden at the Watsonville Charter School of the Arts. The State of California has funded Proposition 50, to restore wetland and upland habitat on lower Watsonville Slough, Struve Slough, and West Struve Slough
Volunteer Info:The Watsonville Wetlands Watch has an active docent and volunteer program. Docents and volunteers assist in a variety of activities around the wetlands including restoration, plant propagation, environmental monitoring, environmental education, special events, and office work. For information on the docent program and other volunteer opportunities, contact Kathy Fieberling at 345-1226 OR
Community Restoration Work Parties occur regularly, usually on the fourth Saturday of the month. We meet rain or shine and all ages are welcome. We work from 9:00am until 12:00pm and stop for a snack and wildlife watching. For more info contact Mary at 566-4938.
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Available Within Three Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Areas Served:California
Funding Source:Grants

Kathy  Fieberling
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Emily  Howard
Director of Education Programs
831-728-1156 ext. 5

Jonathan Pilch
Director, Operations and Restoration Program

Subject Headings
 Educational Programs
Environment Volunteer Opportunities
Environmental Beautification
Environmental Protection and Improvement
Environmental Quality
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
Wetlands Conservation
This record last modified August 8, 2016

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