Watsonville Wetlands Watch
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.
Education: The Watsonville Wetlands Watch provides many learning opportunities for students, teachers, and community members from our home at the Fitz Wetlands Educational Resource Center situated on the campus of Pajaro Valley High School in Watsonville, CA, adjacent to 100 acres of fresh-water wetland.
Restoration: Slough wetlands and uplands that have experienced various levels of disturbance are candidates for restoration efforts. Removal of exotic invasive weeds is the first step in returning these areas to natural health. Watsonville Wetlands Watch members, student groups, and volunteers work with landowners and agencies to enhance lands for wildlife habitat while learning what constitutes a functioning system. Our reward is seeing wildlife return to an area and thrive.