On November 19 and 20, over 30 volunteers joined Putah Creek Council to plant along the recently completed channel in Winters. The project narrowed the channel between most of Winters Car Bridge and I505, and literally created acres of land for new trees.
Afterwords the young lady pictured at right gave a ringing endorsement of the results of the Putah Creek channel realignment project. "Planting trees here is really fun. It's beautiful, and now it looks like a creek! It's good to be able to walk along Putah Creek because there are not so many weeds."
Families and friends joined forces to plant alder, four species of willow, cottonwood, box elder, and Oregon ash along Putah Creek. The soil was drier than anticipated, so volunteers had to work extra hard to get holes deep enough to accomidate the trees.
Thank you to everyone who helped out during the events. We hope to see you all again soon! See our upcoming events section to join us for our next events.
Photos from the weekend are below.