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Putah Creek Council Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness, Environment, Environmental Education, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Unknown

Mission: Environmental protection and education

Programs: Community stewardship - 633 volunteers were ingaged in over 95 community volunteer events. Additional stewardship activities included the putah creek council stewardship team - the native plant nursery sells plants to local restoration partners and hands on restoration projects along putah creek, pleasants creek, lake solano, the north davis riparian greenbelt in addition to the annual putah creek fall clean up.

education - approximately 1200 elementary and secondary students and community members were engaged in learning about the nature, culture, and history of putah creek. Education programs include salmon in the classroom, adopt a flat, putah creek club, winters - 2 second grade field trips for creek clean up, a summer restoration project using interns, creekspeak, waterways, and lake solano docents. A new project for 2016 was creek science investigations.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

See Melissa's entry for the great metrics of all the students educated, the volunteers, the stewardship, etc., etc for Putah Creek Council (PCC). This nonprofit has tremendous local outreach! And for me, that's what it's all about. The people CARE; both those who work for PCC and those who volunteer. They care about the creek. They care about sharing their love of the creek. They care about sharing their knowledge and excitement of this wonderful, local outdoor resource with so many local schoolchildren! They care about leading many and varied volunteer restoration and creek-cleanup efforts that involve multiple towns and counties.Yes, PCC is all about the creek, the restoration, the returning salmon, and education.....but mostly it is about the people!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Wonderful community-based organization and mission. We've recently seen salmon returning to our local creek!!

Stephen M.3

Board Member

Rating: 5

PCC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and has been recognized by the local counties and cities that it serves. Gets bigger and better every year now with education programs serving most students in the local communities and more than one creek stewardship activity per week throughout the year. The future looks bright with a major planning grant underway to develop a long-term strategy for restoration work.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Putah Creek Council (PCC) is an excellent environmental stewardship and education non-profit. PCC runs several different education programs including Salmon-in-the-Classroom, an after school Putah Creek Club, and CreekSpeak. These and other PCC programs reached approximately 1,888 elementary and secondary students in 2017. PCC also had 57 community volunteer events in 2017, put on by over 550 Stewardship Team members. Some of the community stewardship events include litter cleanups along the creek and local waterways, running a native plant nursery to supply plants for PCC's creek restoration projects, and providing guided nature tours to the public. PCC was also responsible for the litigation 30 years ago to provide water in Putah Creek, which has allowed salmon to return to this area for annual spawning.