Public Education

  1. Abandoned Shopping Carts

    The City passed an Abandoned Shopping Cart Ordinance to prevent abandoned carts from ending in our streets and neighborhoods.

  2. Adopt-A-Trail Program

  3. Conservation Academy

    Our Public Works Field Trip adventures motivate Watsonville students to conserve and understand the water, wastewater, recycling and wetlands trails that they depend on every day.

  4. Conservation Outreach & Education Program

    The City of Watsonville Resource Conservation Program was established in 1990 to promote the conservation of natural resources and to safeguard the environment for future generations.

  5. Environmental Science Workshop

    The Environmental Science Workshop is a unique award-winning program for students to engage in hands-on science concepts and gain an appreciation for how materials can be re-used in creative and exciting ways.

  6. Graffiti Abatement Program

    The City of Watsonville addresses graffiti and litter problems through education, abatement, enforcement, and community participation.

  7. Nature Center

    As part of our Conservation Outreach and Education Program, the Nature Center plays a dynamic role in educating and inspiring residents and visitors alike about our local wetlands, as well as many conservation issues and local environmental services.

  8. Waste Reduction Green Teams

    Let us help motivate your teachers and students to reduce waste.

  1. Wetlands Trail Education Kit

    For PreK through adult classes or groups wanting to lead their own Watsonville Wetlands trail activities, the City offers the Wetlands Trail Education Kit.

  2. Community Presentations

    Sign up for a fun and inspiring program and get the tools you need to start making changes today.

  3. School Field Trips

    Our Public Works Field Trip adventures motivate Watsonville students to conserve and understand the water, wastewater, recycling and wetlands trails that they depend on every day.

  4. Wetland Trail Tour

    As part of our Conservation Outreach and Education Program, the Nature Center plays a dynamic role in educating and inspiring residents and visitors alike about our local wetlands, as well as many conservation issues and local environmental services.

  5. Recycling Programs

    The City of Watsonville provides curbside collection of recycling, garbage and yard waste for residential and commercial properties which include single family homes, mixed use properties and multifamily dwellings.

  6. Flood Zones

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency administers the National Insurance Program and as part of that program, it maps areas where streams and rivers are expected to flood beyond their banks.

  7. Business & Resident Water Conservation Resources

    The City of Watsonville generously supports water conservation by providing free resources and incentives for both businesses and residents alike who want to help us meet our water conservation goals while saving money at the same time.