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September CreekSpeak: The Cache Creek Tending & Gathering Garden
Join Putah Creek Council's fifth CreekSpeak talk of 2017 on September 21, 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 an overview of the partnerships, goals, and management behind the Cache Creek Tending & Gathering Garden, a joint project involving the Cache Creek Conservancy and local tribal partners. Afterward, there will be opportunity for discussion and questions with audience members interested in native plant tending and gathering, ethnobotany, and how this partnership is continuing the native traditions of this region.
The Cache Creek Conservancy was formed in 1995 and has continued to represent a broad spectrum of regional interests since its creation. In addition to operating a nature preserve and delivering environmental education programming, Cache Creek Conservancy coordinates local habitat restoration work and helps manage the Tending & Gathering Garden. Speakers will include Nancy Ullrey, Cache Creek Conservancy Executive Director and James Mizoguichi, Cache Creek Conservancy’s Habitat Restoration Manager.
Nancy joined the Cache Creek Conservancy in June 2015 and works closely with the TGG Steering Committee to develop culturally appropriate uses of the garden and programs. James Mizoguchi is University of California, Davis alum; he hopes to increase ecological resiliency along the creek by solidifying a competitive, native flora suited to current conditions on the creek. He believes that adaptive management will be the key to success and hopes to foster a community of citizen scientists to monitor and restore habitat throughout the Cache Creek 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:
- Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation on Serpentine Soils, with Susan Harrison (October 19, Davis)