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Nov 11 - Dec 31, 2021

Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Mission

Watsonville Wetlands Watch (WWW) is dedicated to preserving, restoring and fostering appreciation of the wetlands of the Pajaro Valley.

The Big Idea

Watsonville Wetlands Watch preserves, restores and fosters appreciation for the wetlands of Pajaro Valley, especially through Wetland Wonders, which is this nonprofit’s Big Idea. Wetland Wonders is a hands-on environmental education and community forest initiative. Fifth-graders conduct investigations and collect real data to determine the wetlands’ health. Students then become a part of the solution to a healthier planet by planting shade and fruit trees at home, contributing to Pajaro Valley’s community forest initiative.

Watsonville Wetlands Watch helped me discover my interest and passion for environmental stewardship. I didn’t know very much about nature, and I wasn’t very confident in my abilities to talk about the importance of the environment. I grew in my abilities. And now I feel I can create the best Watsonville community possible. Career-wise, I’d like to help local youth connect with our natural environment. Understanding our human relationship to nature, especially in this community, will help uplift our community.

- Alma Leonor-Sanchez

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