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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.
Conservation Education Programs and Resources
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.
The main goal of this program is to work with (you) the community in your chosen area to cleanup and identify ways to reduce litter pollution on the streets from going into the storm drains and ending up in our waterways. Unlike the sewer lines connected to households and businesses, storm drains go directly to the wetlands, creeks, rivers, and ocean without being treated first.
The City of Watsonville in partnership with Watsonville Wetlands Watch has developed an Adopt-A-Trail Program where volunteers can assist with maintaining, enhancing and monitoring the City of Watsonville trails.
Wetland Trail Tour
FREE Guided Trail walks are offered at the Watsonville Nature Center every Sunday at 1:30pm or by appointment for groups during the week.
Earth Day & Day of the Child
Earth Day & Day of the Child is a yearly festival in Watsonville to celebrate our youth and share knowledge, resources, and cultural inspiration and to inspire our community to be lovers and protectors of the earth and all it has to give us.
Community Conservation Presentations
Sign up for a fun and inspiring presentation and get the tools you need to start making changes today.