Across the last four years, wildfires have substantially impacted the native riparian vegetation on Putah Creek. In some areas, non-native vegetation, like Himalayan blackberry, has limited the natural regeneration of native trees. The loss of the riparian overstory would have a long-term impact on the riparian ecosystem, including the aquatic insect and trout population.
In concert with blackberry control efforts by Solano County Water Agency, Putah Creek Trout is organizing a tree planting event on Saturday, December 2 at 9am. We will be planting and caging cottonwoods, sycamores, willows, and alders on the island at Fishing Access #5 (map: https://goo.gl/maps/eJtBDMsNn4C2). We are hoping for at least 20 volunteers to make short work of the project. With 20 volunteers, we should be done by lunchtime.