California wild rose is a deciduous shrub that can be found along riparian (close to water) areas below 6,000 feet of elevation. Its not-very-showy flowers are pale lavender or pink, and have only 5 petals, unlike the multi-petaled multi-colored cultivars...
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Putah Creek News
01 September 2017
10 August 2017
Friends, Our planting van - which many of you know and love as much as we do - has reached the end of its serviceable life. We're in the market for a replacement vehicle, and would appreciate any leads you can pass along. Here's what we're looking for: Pickup...
02 June 2017
Milkweeds are native to all of California, although today they are mostly found in northern California; from the coast into the Sierra, from wetland riparian habitats to pine and mixed conifer forests. They can be found as far east as Texas, and north into...
02 May 2017
It's time to apply for a summer internship!
02 May 2017
It's snowing again at Putah Creek! It's as close to snow as we're going to get, anyway, thanks to Fremont cottonwood ( Populus fremontii ).
10 April 2017
For the creek, for the fish and wildlife, for our communities, for the environment!
02 April 2017
Putah Creek Council is pleased to announce our new Putah Creek Champion award, this year presented jointly to Bill Julian, Joe Krovoza, Brett Moffatt, Dan O’Hanlon, and Larry Bazel. These men were the Council's volunteer leaders and the core pro bono legal...
27 March 2017
Putah Creek Council’s Board of Directors announces our new Executive Director, Kent Anderson.
24 March 2017
Western redbud ( Cercis occidentalis ) ...you may know it by its rounded, heart-shaped leaves in the summer, or in autumn when the leaves turn blazing yellow, orange, and red, or perhaps you notice the red-brown dangling seed pods ornamenting bare branches in...
06 March 2017
In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, we're sharing fun facts about a few of the non-native plants and wildlife we "love to hate" at Putah Creek Council.