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Watsonville Wetlands Watch

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General Agency Information
Name: Watsonville Wetlands Watch
Address: PO Box: 1239
Freedom,  CA  95019
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-728-1156
Fax: 831-728-6944
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description: Watsonville Wetlands Watch advocates for wetland issues, educates elementary, middle, and high school students, restores degraded habitats, preserves what remains whole, and teaches appreciation for the unique beauty and life of the Pajaro Valley wetlands. In cooperation with numerous other agencies, we support studies of and planning for these sites.
Mission: Watsonville Wetlands Watch is dedicated to the protection, restoration, and appreciation of the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley, especially involving members of the Watsonville community and the students of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District.
Programs: Education Programs Encompass:

Green Careers
Exposes teens to a wide range of green careers, and to learn which skills are needed for those careers. Among the careers discussed are water quality management, ocean health, organic farming, and habitat restoration.

Wetland Stewards
We train high school students to serve as mentors to middle and elementary school students through their local after-school programs. Together they explore the wetlands through both field trips and classroom-based activities.

Wetland Wonders
Ayear-long program for fifth-graders that revolves around hands-on, student-lead exploration of the question “How healthy are the wetlands?” Student scientists design their own investigations, then collect and analyze data that helps answer this question.

Project Tierra
A community-science program that engages students and community volunteers in collecting and recording environmental science data in order to monitor the overall biodiversity and health of the Watsonville wetlands.
Volunteer Info: Please visit the website for more information or call 909-680-9872.
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Call for Information
Public Transportation: Available Within Three Blocks
Eligibility: Open to All
Fees: None
Areas Served: California
Funding Source: Grants
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Kathy Fieberling
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator

Emily Howard
Director of Education Programs
831-728-1156Ext: 5

Jonathan Pilch
Director, Operations and Restoration Program
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Educational Programs
Environment Volunteer Opportunities
Environmental and Public Health/Safety
Environmental Beautification
Environmental Protection and Improvement
Private Nonprofits
Volunteer Opportunities
Wetlands Conservation
This agency was last updated on March 26, 2018.