Hey Petaluma teens!
Get outdoors and lend a hand to the local environment at one of Sonoma County Water Agency’s upcoming work days.
You will remove invasive plants and trash from local streams and creeks, and help plant shade bearing plants that improve habitat for steelhead trout and salmon. Who says learning about the local watershed can’t be fun?
The next upcoming work day is scheduled for December 8 at Washoe Creek in Cotati. After that, crews will converge January 12 to do native planting at Corona Creek near Sonoma Mountain Parkway and Corona Road.
The work days are part of Sonoma County Water Agency’s Youth Ecology Corps which seeks to give teens work skills while improving local habitats. Teens who participate in the program in the winter are given priority when applying for a summer job with the Ecology Corps.
For more information, contact Elece Hempel, executive director of Petaluma People Services Center at 707-765-8488.