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Habitat Enhancement at UCD Riparian Reserve: January - February 2003

On Saturday January 25th, over 40 volunteers donated 160 hours of volunteer time, an estimated value of $1,900, and planted 6,000 grass plugs at the UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve. This area was burned in a wildfire last October and is being replanted as part of the overall management plan for the Reserve. The project was a collaborative effort between the UC Davis Putah Creek Reserve Manager, Andrew Fulks, the Putah Creek Council’s Adopt-A-Reach program, and a number of local student groups (elementary-college).

On Saturday, February 22nd the Adopt-A-Reach program in conjunction with the UC Davis Putah Creek Riparian Reserve held a second planting day at the Reserve with over 55 volunteers helping to plant willow cuttings and oak seedlings along the creek. This restoration day involved collaborations not only with UC Reserve but also with the Society for Conservation Biology, CalPIRG and an elementary school class from Davis.