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Castroville Slough Native Planting Day

Castroville Slough Watsonville Rd., Moss Landing, CA 95039
January 29, 2017

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  • Location: Castroville Slough, Watsonville Rd., Moss Landing, CA
  • Phone: (805) 294-2466
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: free volunteer event
  • Description:

    Central Coast Wetlands Group’s recent restoration project aims to help restore the native ecosystem along the Castroville Slough. This newly constructed meandering wetland directs agriculture runoff and discharge through 1.5 km of wetland habitat, which helps to reduce nutrient content. The water then heads into a separate neighboring wetland and eventually empties into Monterey Bay. Over time, this should significantly improve salmonid and other native animal and plant populations.

    WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO PLANT THE THOUSANDS OF NATIVE SPECIES STILL IN OUR GREENHOUSE! This presents an opportunity to educate local citizens about the importance of stream health in the local watershed and help to create a more functioning slough and wetland.

    DATE/TIME: Sunday, January 29th from 9am- 1pm

    DIRECTIONS:
    Driving South:
    Take Highway 1 South into Moss Landing. Pass the “The Thistle Hut” on your right hand side, and take the next dirt road on your left (Watsonville Road), which is lined with tall cypress trees and a red barn. Drive ¼ mile down towards the power lines to the Castroville Slough parking area. If no parking is available near the site entrance, park on the side of Highway 1.

    Driving North:
    Take Highway 1 North, and drive 1 mile past downtown Castroville. Take Watsonville Road (unpaved farm road) on your right, which is lined with tall cypress trees and a red barn. Drive ¼ mile down towards the power lines to the Castroville Slough parking area. If no parking is available near the site entrance, park on the side of Highway 1.

    DON'T FORGET:
    -Water bottle
    -Sunscreen and sun protection
    -Boots (rubber is best)
    -Dress in layers! The site gets a cold morning breeze from the ocean and tends to warm up in the afternoon. Come rain or shine!
    -Food and water will be provided throughout the event.


    The mission of the Watershed Stewards Program (WSP) is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high-quality scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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