Sonoma Valley Watershed Council
Creek Restoration Program
Richard Dale, Director Sonoma Ecology Center- digging
out the dreaded weed Arundo.
In 1994 the Sonoma Watershed Council received its first creek
restoration grant from the Urban Stream Restoration Program of the
Department of Water Resources. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the
fledgling program seeks to plant the seed for continued growth of
public stewardship of the Sonoma Valley's precious creeks and streams.
The Program's goal is to protect and enhance the Sonoma watershed's riparian ecosystems with
the following activities:
- Control invasive pest plants, including Giant Reed
(Arundo donax) in the Sonoma Creek channel and its tributaries and
- Reintroduce native plant species
where needed for habitat and erosion control
- Integrate other Sonoma Watershed Council programs, such as
Adopt-A-Watershed and Sonoma Valley GIS.
- Raise public awareness regarding stewardship of Sonoma Valley's stream resources.
Relevent Information on the World Wide Web:
- Arundo donax
Fact Sheet, Deanne DiPietro
Stewardship Abstract: Arundo donax, The Nature Conservancy
- California Exotic
Pest Plant Council
- The California Native Plant Society
For more information, call the Sonoma Ecology Center at (707) 996-9744.
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