CreekSpeak Speaker Series
Putah Creek Council runs an annual 6-month series of public talks about the history, culture, and nature of our region called CreekSpeak!
Each year we educate hundreds of people about important creek issues. Past topics have included aquatic insects, native fish, farming in the watershed, mercury in Putah Creek, local wildlife, the history of the region, and more.
The 2020 format will be slightly modified to include four speakers (in order to abide by social distancing guidelines), delivering their Creekspeak presentations via Zoom July-October. The 2020 Creekspeak lineup includes:
- Thursday, July 16th: A Tale of Two Elements: Selenium and Mercury in California’s Coastal Mountain Watersheds with Earl Byron and Darell Slotton
- Thursday, August 20: Studying the Return of Salmon to Putah Creek with Mackenzie Miner, Fangue Lab UC Davis
- Thursday, September 17: Soils in the Lower Putah Creek Watershed: Links to the Larger Landscape with Vic Claassen
- Thursday, October 15: Exploring the Berryessa Region: A Geology, Nature, and History Tour with Marc Hoshovsky
The 2019 CreekSpeak lineup included:
- Thursday, May 16: Wildfires, Grazing, and Birds in the Putah Creek Watershed
- Thursday, June 20: Putah Creek Interpretive Signage Workshop
- Wednesday, July 17: The Scaly, the Slimy, and the Many-Legged: Putah Creek's Underloved Critters
- Thursday, August 15: Mapping Putah Creek
- Thursday, September 19: Fish & Flora in a Mediterranean Climate
- Thursday, October 18: The Putah Cache Bioregion Project Revisited
If you would like to suggest a talk for an upcoming series, please contact us!
Spawning Salmon in Putah Creek: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Nature's Theater for Kids: Explore Putah Creek: October 2017
Past walks, talks, and workshops