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North Davis Riparian Greenbelt: An Urban Greening Project

The North Davis Riparian Greenbelt project will "green" a storm water channel in north Davis by replacing weeds with drought-tolerant native plants, establishing trees to shade the channel, and creating educational areas to learn about native plants and sustainable landscape management. Funding for this project is provided by the Strategic Growth Council's Urban Greening Program, funded by the voters of California via Proposition 84. Project objectives and partners are at this link

To stay informed about this project, enter your email below so we can keep in touch. 

 
 
If you would like to volunteer, see our events listings for opportunities along the channel and other local natural areas, or consider joining the "Friends of the North Davis Ditch." More information about the Friends group is available at this link.

Current activities in the channel and along the bike path: November - December 2016: 

  • Intermittent: Yolo County RCD staff may be at the site to perform weed management (weed-whacking) and monitor irrigation systems.
  • Friday, November 4: Putah Creek Council & Yolo County RCD staff will be removing drip irrigation systems with UC Davis students in Section 5, farm side.
  • Saturdays, December 3 and December 17: Putah Creek Council & Yolo County RCD staff will be removing drip irrigation systems with community volunteers. Click on the links for more information & to register.
  • Saturdays, December 3 and December 17: Putah Creek Council staff will be seeding the interpretive gardens with a wildflower blend. Click on the links for more information & to register.

PHASE 1: Replanting the channel with native plants

  • Please see this link for the final plans, approved by Davis City Council
  • The specifics of the project were determined based on community input, City maintenance needs, and habitat value. Click here to view comments on the plans, and click here to visit frequently asked questions about the project. 
  • Channel planting began Fall 2013. Phase 1 activities are now maintenance, weeding, and monitoring plant success.

PHASE 2: Environmental Education Areas

  • The first community meeting was held August 19, 2013. 
  • Construction: October 2014
  • Final plans are available on this page. Due to budget restraints, some elements had to be cut from the final installations (such as benches). If you are interested in donating a memorial bench in the North Davis Greenbelt, please contact the City of Davis Parks and Community Service Department at (530) 757-5626.
  • PDFs of the Interpretive Panels, landscape guides, and links to additional resources are available at this page.

Seasonal project schedule:

Spring, 2013 Summer, 2013 Fall, 2013 Winter, 2013-2014 Spring, 2014 Summer, 2014 Fall, 2014 Winter, 2014-2015 Spring, 2015

1) Planning channel planting elements

1) Plan landscape elements;  2) Initial weed control;  3) Tree limbing and targeted removals

1) Student and community planting events

1) Student and community planting events;   2) Installation of bird and owl boxes 

1) Student and community planting events,  2) Irrigation;  3) Weed control

1) Irrigation, weed control

1) Irrigation, weeding, monitoring plant success;  2) Installation of educational landscape elements

1) Community re-planting events

1) Weed control

The following people have volunteered with this project since 2013:

 

 

Amit Aggarwal
Emma Agruss
Jaclyn Aliperti
Connie Alvarez
Sophia Amelio
Andrea Araujo
Zach Arnett
Ari Asera
Joel Atallah
Huaira Ayala
Evan Aylsworth
Kwangjin Bae
Betsy Bamberger
Melanie Beasley
Juliette Beck
Lisa Bell
Patrick Bell
Roland Bell
Craig Benham
Marcia Benham
Bonnie Berman
Tray Biasiolli
Jose Blanco-Cortes
Leanne Bolano
Steve Bonnel
Praewa Boonlue
Jared Borba
Siobhan Brady
Jennifer Brazeal
Tania Brenes-Arguedas
Stuart Bresnick
Ryan Brown
Reid Bryson
Mary Buckpitt
Shannon Burke
Kayla Burns
Livia Burton
Aaron Bushnell
Katie Callahan
Aiyanna Callo
Jeff Carlson
Susie Carrell
Zach Carrell
Sarah Carroll
Melissa Cayne
Alejandra Cervantes
Cecelia Chen
Jenny Chen
zeyuan chen
haifeng cheng
Rachel Choi
Sabrina Chu
Evan Chua
Morgan Cisar
Bridget Clark
Serena Claudio
Steve Coffeen
Samuel Conovitz
Bruce Conrad
Rebecca Conrad
Tamee Cooper
Karen S Corbelli
Caitlin Corsun
Eddie Cortez
Mark Coufal
Carter Cowan
Dillon Cowan
Penelope Cowan
Meghan Cox
Ann Crane
Larry Crane
alex croft
Diane Crumley
Amanda Culpepper
Roy Curry
Dean Davies
Quinn Davies
Eric Davis
Kris davis
Andrew de Guzman
Anthony de Guzman
Jenny de Guzman
Bruce de Terra
Misty DeGennaro
Vincent DeGennaro
Mitch Delaney
Shea Delaney
Sylvia Delfino
Wendi Delmendo
Bridget Devlin
Kelsey DeWaele
David Dinh
Alina Downer
Amy Du
Monica Duarte Martinez
Mila Dunbar-Irwin
Jacquelyn Duong
Veasna Duong
Jeffrey Dyck
Aaron Eckey
Devi Eden
monica edman
Lisa Edwards
Michel Eifert
Ghada Elabed
Sara Eldessouky
Sarah Estrella
Britt Ferguson
Cooper Ferguson
Elisa Fernandes-McDade
Emily Finney
Ruby Fisher-Smith
Neysa Frechette
Lucas Frerichs
Chynna Gabotero
Megan Galdes
Jessica Garcia
Joie Garcia
Monserrat Garcia
regina gemignani
Ryan Gilgun
Alyssa Gimenez
Keegan Ginter
Marnelle Gleason
Erik Gobbell
Elizabeth Godkin
Bobby Gonzalez
Jocelyn Gonzalez
Roberto Gradilla
Wren Greaney
Taylor Gullikson
Tanvi Gupta
Dave Hadani
Steve Hampton
Ruifeng Han
Susan Handy
David Harshaw
Iris Harshaw
Lauren Hartz
Joshua Heasell
Rick Hein
Jade Hendry
Alexis Hennequin
Clayton Hermann
Veronica Herrera
Benny Hess
Kelly Hess
Lauren Hess
Sandy Hess
Terry Hewett
Cianna Hickman
David Hickman
Kalista Hickman
Nathan Hickman
Steve Hicks
Bailey Higa
August Higgins
Anne Hillman
Stanton Ho
Robert Hodges
Ryder Holmes Wilson
Caryn Holmes
Lily Holmes
Elaine Hong
Chelsea Hopkins
Cooper Hosley
Bella Houck
Gwen Hsu
Beverly Huey
Leslie Hunter
Yumika Iijima
Catherine Ishikawa
Eli Ishikawa
Mira Ishikawa
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Brooke Jacobs
Natalie Jacobs
Lilia Jelks
Susan Jellema
Christopher Jenkins
Steve Johnson
Brad & Melanie Juarros
Yeojin Jung
Ken Kaplan
Aaron Keck
Leona Kelly
William Kenefick
Merrie Keoduangkham
Alisa Kim
Hye Won Kim
Joanne Kim
Justine Klingenberg
Ciaram Koch
Jeremy Koch
Garrison Koeberer
Abigail Koenig
Paul Koenig
Sam Koenig
Tom Koenig
James Kreidler
Prema Krishnan
Betty Kwan
Flora Kwan
Gayle Kyhos
Matsue Kyhos
Joanna Lainez
Clinton Lam
Colette Lam
Miriam Lam
Sharon Lam
Julie Langston
Stephanie Lau
Gabe Lawton
Kenzie Lawton
Maya Lawton
Patricia Lazicki
Betty Lee
Emmanuel LEGER
Bryan Letcher
Sarah Leung
Tim Li
Xiaozhu Li
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Hung-Jung Lin
Emma Liu
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Wei-Pin Lo
Bennett Lock
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Jennifer LoPolito
Laura Losmozos
Josh Low
Henderson Lu
Henderson Lu
Nadege Lum
Liana Ma
Hannah Macdonald
Mackenzie Mackling
Katie Maher
Nick Mandel
Eisso Mansvelt Beck
Mikaela Manzano
Ariana Marangakis
Valeria marquez
Myah Martinez
Krinjal Mathur
Bettina Matti
Katherine Mawdsley
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Shannon McCall
Stephen McCord
James McCully
Trent McGowan
Kathy McIntosh-Smith
Bob McKinley
Thomas McMorrow
John McWilliams
Joseph Melkonian
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Justin Mercado
Julia Michaels
tanya miller
Bobby Miyashiro
James Mizoguchi
Izabella Moore O'Leary
Izzy Moore O'Leary
Julian Moore O'Leary
Kara Moore O'Leary
Kevin Moore O'Leary
Aaron Moore
sandra moreno
Sarah Morgan
Alison Muller
Barry Munowitch
Andrew Murdoch
Shira Muroff
Aidan Murray
Armond Murray
Mark Murray
Helen Mylod Yee
Lynn Narlesky
Elena Neale-Sacks
Caroline Newell
Renee Newton
Hedda Nguyen
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Nhi Nguyen
Dominic Nider-Savageau
Meyer Nitzkin
Cindy Norris
Christina Nowak
Anahi Nunez
Fiona O'Keeffe
Liv O'Keeffe
Mo Obanni
Nadia Okoree-Siaw
Alec Ortiz
Kristin Ostrum
Angel Padilla
Jenny Padilla
Jessica Padolina
Ann Parsons
Catriana Paw U
Eric Payne
William Pedersen
Lisa Perdichizzi
Jessica Perez
Tony Perkins
Heidi Perry
Cara Peters
Luke Petersen
Alan Pham
Sharon Pneh
Neal Pope
Russ Postlethwaite
jordan Power
Kyle Prado
Proveen Pratab
Travis Price
Nicole Pugh
Anne Pugh
Anne Pugh
Phung Quach
John Rabago
Joe Rainer
Leo Rainer
Ajay Rajamani
Olivier Ramdria
Michelle Ramirez
Elizabeth Reay
Keith Redenbaugh
Sierra Reinertson
Adam Reiser
Gabriella Renteria
Kelly Richmond
Eleanor Richter
Matt Richter
Caitlin Rippner
Devin Rippner
Elias Rivera
Mary Rivera
Ben Roberts
Michael Rodriguez
Joe Rogers
Kevin Rowell
Amanda Royal
Anastasia Rud
Anne Ruiz
Imelda Russell
Sara Russell
Courtney Rutherford
Jo Ellen Ryan
Benjamin Sacks
Donald Sanders
Bradley Santi
Elisa Savageau
Caitlyn Schelp
Kevin Schelp
Arianna Scheneman
Samantha Schuster
Jeff Scofield
Maddie scott
Mitch Sears
Min Kyung Seo
Patty Shade
Lois Sherman
Sidney Short
Joong Sim
Mitchell Simon
Anna Smith
Savanah Smith
Sarah Snitovsky
Joanna Solins
Alexis Soloaga
Sarah Soloaga
Nicole Sorace
Kari Staats
Jonathan Stanton
Madeline Steiner
Lauren Stevenson-Smith
Andy Stidger
Grafton Stidger
Jennifer Stidger
Megan Stockfisch
Haley Stott
Marcus Tamura
Lidia Tanaka
Trisha Taniguchi
Grant Taylor
Jeb Taylor
Scout Taylor
Yangchuan Tian
Rayan Tilmatine
Rebecca To
Brian Trainor
Ethan Trainor
Kevin Tran
Lisa Tran
Gene Trapp
Brian Trinh
Marsea Truan
Melanie Truan
Leonardo Tuchman
Kamolchannok Umnajkitikorn
Nicole Urayama
Matthew Valle
Jennifer Van Wyk
Kurt Vaughn
Berenice Villa
Steven Vitales
Joe Vogel
Scott Volmer
Brian Vu
Dave Waetjen
Benjamin Wancewicz
Jessie Wang
LeTian Wang
Ludi Wang
Qiang Wang
Sheenie Wang
Shengpei Wang
Tianshu Wang
Wilson Wang
Julia Warden
John Waterson
Peggy Waterson
Steve Wathen
Jon Watterson
Stephanie-Nicole Webb
Jessica Weidenfeld
Clare Weinstock
Simon Weinstock
James Wellington
Marty West
Philip Wiese
Jamey Wilcher
Allie Wilde
Kerin Wilde
Maddie Wilde
Van Wildie
Amy Williams
Caroline Wilson
Wiley Wilson
Boris Wisnia
Chris Wisnia
Elizabeth Wisnia
Oscar Wisnia
Mark Woerner
Josephine Wong
Kai Wong
Steve Wong
Miranda Wood
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Gemson Ye
Misa Yokoi
Heesang Yoon
Truman Young
Thiri Yu
Tim Yu
Emily Zefferman
Zeyu Zengli
Ray Zhang
Yali Zhang
Beatrice Zhu
Zackery Ziade
Carri Cummings Ziegler
Jay Ziegler
Kelsie Zimmerer