Putah Creek Council engages our community through hands-on volunteer stewardship, habitat enhancement, and restoration work using plants native to the Putah Creek watershed.
Through an innovative partnership between the Council, Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee, and CAL FIRE's L.A. Moran Reforestation Center in south Davis, we have the ability to grow our own native plants from seeds and cuttings that are collected locally.
The nursery in Davis includes facilities and equipment which are currently un-used due to State budget cuts. CALFIRE graciously (and generously!) has allowed our partnership to use a potting shed, greenhouse, and 1/4-acre shadehouse. The fact that the State is willing to allow us to use the facility and provides water and electricity for the site shows just how supportive and forward-thinking they are about California's natural resources.
Putah Creek Council volunteers propagate the plants and help take care of the native plant nursery through regular, planned events. If you would like to help, we'd love to have you. Please register for an upcoming nursery event, or contact us to let us know if you would like a special volunteer role at the nursery.
We sell plants to our restoration partners, Putah Creek landowners, and others who need native plants for habitat enhancement purposes or public-benefit projects. If you are interested in purchasing plants, please click here for our most recent plant availability list. Give us a call at 530-795-3006 to tell us about your project and place an order, or if you have any questions.