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May CreekSpeak: Putah Creek from Head(waters) to Toe (Drain)
Join Putah Creek Council's first CreekSpeak talk of 2017 on May 25, 2017.
CreekSpeak is Putah Creek Council's six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture, and history of our region.
The presentation will include a big-picture view of the watershed’s topography, hydrology, geology, vegetation, and conservation lands to orient participants. Then we’ll take a photo-tour from the volcanic areas near 4,700’ high Cobb Mountain, down past the unusual and extensive serpentine outcrops at mid-elevations, to the grasslands of the Yolo Basin in the Sacramento Valley.
Marc Hoshovsky is a naturalist who has worked for 30 years on habitat conservation planning in California. He has degrees in both ecology and geology and enjoys seeing the interplay between both topics, as well as sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors to the watershed.
CreekSpeak talks are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested from those who have not yet joined the Council.
The talks alternate between Davis and Winters on the third Thursday of the month. Additional talks in 2017 will include:
- Lessons Learned from Climate Change Outreach in Mexico, with Itzel Morales (June 15, Davis)
- Big-Picture Restoration Planning along Putah Creek, with Amy Williams and Rich Marovich (July 20, Winters)
- Local Dragonflies of the Putah Creek Drainage, with Greg Kareofelas (August 17, Davis)
- The Cache Creek Tending & Gathering Garden, with Cache Creek Conservancy (September 21, Winters)
- Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation on Serpentine Soils, with Susan Harrison (October 19, Davis)