CreekSpeak series begins with preview of possible Putah Creek restoration plans

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A calm stretch of Putah Creek flows through downtown Winters. Courtesy photo

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CreekSpeak, Putah Creek Council’s six-month series of community talks about the nature, culture and history of our region, begins this Thursday, May 17, with a presentation on the Lower Putah Creek Restoration Planning process. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. at the Winters Community Library, in the Margaret Parsons Room.

In 2016, Putah Creek Council and partner organizations received funds from California’s Proposition 1 to develop conceptual restoration plans for multiple sites along Putah Creek. At this event, members of the planning committee, led by Kent Anderson, Putah Creek Council executive director, will provide insight into the planning process, what some of the sites might look like, and how the creek will benefit from these projects.

In addition to Kent Anderson, planning committee members Marc Hoshovsky, a local ecologist; Melanie Truan, a wildlife researcher with UC Davis; Eric Larsen, a local hydrologist; and Putah Creek streamkeeper Rich Marovich will be present to contribute to the discussion. The planning committee has been working together with community members to gather input on priorities for restoration projects, weight the proposed sites and designs, and produce shovel-ready project plans.

CreekSpeak events are at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, and alternate between the Blanchard Room at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library (315 E. 14th Street) and the Winters Community Library Margaret Parsons Room (708 Railroad Avenue). CreekSpeak talks are free to Putah Creek Council members and open to the public. A $5 donation is requested from those who have not yet joined the Council.

More information about the 2018 CreekSpeak schedule is available at www.putahcreekcouncil.org, or by calling the Putah Creek Council office, 530-795-3006.

 

 

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