A big THANK YOU to the volunteers who attended both tree planting events this winter. Thanks to you, nearly three hundred native trees were added to the burned riparian corridor along Putah Creek. As always, Putah Creek Trout is humbled by the amazing stewardship of our community members. Thank you!
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.
Support Putah Creek Trout by having a blast… The Orvis Down the Hatch Film Festival presented by Fly Fishers of Davis and Putah Creek Trout will be on September 9, 2017 at the Davis at the Davis Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium
Saturday June 3, 2017 featured the annual PCT Volunteer appreciation fish-out at the Lower Yuba UC Davis Field Station. It was a day I had on my calendar for months and looked forward to seeing my fellow board members and many volunteers who had the opportunity to participate. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!