Putah Creek Council

Reviewed in 2021 by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$4,405 Raised

29% complete

$15,000 Goal

For over 30 years, Putah Creek Council has been dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our vital waterway.  With year-round water flows and an improved fishery and riparian habitat, Putah Creek has become a refuge for a wide range of sensitive and native plant and wildlife species, a source of nature nearby, and a recreation destination for residents and visitors in an otherwise intensively farmed and urbanized region. 




Putah Creek Council protects and restores Putah Creek through habitat restoration, creek cleanups, and environmental education.  We conduct watershed education events that engage students and community members.  Our programs teach water science, natural resource management, sustainability, and more.


We partner with local natural resource organizations to provide hundreds of community stewardship events for thousands of local volunteers.  At the very center of our organization is the idea of togetherness.  Bringing people together as a community for environmental stewardship and education on behalf of the Creek is a core value at Putah Creek Council



Our new Native Plant Nursery, overlooking the Creek, broadens our commitment to native plant propagation.  We grow the plants for our local restoration projects. We continue to operate and expand providing local, genetically-sourced plants to our partner organizations and, one day soon, to the public.


There’s beauty and wellness in Putah Creek, and we constantly watch over and care for it.

Mission

Our mission is to protect and restore habitat in the Putah Creek bioregion for the benefit of all. Putah Creek Council supports regional ecosystems through advocacy, education, and community-based stewardship.

Needs

Native Plant Nursery:

Upgrades to shadehouse infrastructure at our new nursery site to allow us to grow more native plants -- new benchtops, upgraded irrigation system, automated irrigation controller, industrial hoses, rainwater catchment equipment, and storage containers.

Nursery supplies -- plug trays, upgraded pruners, restoration nursery containers, organic fertilizer, monarch kit supplies, Point of Sale system, mist bench supplies, pathogen tests, and water testing equipment.

Education Program:

Support for our classroom and outdoor, creek-based education programs for K-12 students -- field trips for K-3 graders, Salmon-in-the-Classroom curriculum with field trips for 5th graders, Putah Creek Club and Creek Science Investigations for middle schoolers, and our CreekSpeak presentation series for our communities.

Education supplies -- a variety of education and interpretation materials, including bio-facts, classroom materials, display equipment (Plexiglas displays, Riker mounts), and storage containers.

Stewardship:

Work supplies -- gloves, gloves, gloves, shovels, assorted tools and equipment, power tools, training for docents.

Operations:

Acquisition of upgraded technology for stewardship, education, monitoring, and reporting -- laptop and desktop computers and associated software subscriptions, tablets, field cameras, scopes, and optics.

Immediate funds for seasonal undertakings or one-time opportunities -- projects for restoration partners, unplanned but immediately necessary clean-up events, fire recovery habitat plantings, one-time habitat enhancement opportunities, and high water or erosion control activities following storm events.

Equipment and materials to support the administrative tasks associated with programming, outreach, and organization rebranding -- upgraded technology and software, office equipment, water filtration system, increased cloud storage space, etc.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Putah Creek Council

other names

PCC

Tax id (EIN)

68-0228865

Mission Category

Environment

Operating Budget

$250,001-$500,000

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, Technology, Volunteers

Address

PO Box 1258
Winters, CA 95694

Service areas 0

Yolo, CA, US

Solano, CA, US

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