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Hundreds Show up for World Wetlands Day

Volunteers help with the native plant restoration at Tarplant HIll.

Over 120 volunteers participated in the World Wetlands Day on Saturday, February 2, 2013 and helped plant 2,000 native plants on the ground at Tarplant Hill. This  is home to a small population of the endangered plant, Santa Cruz Tarplant, the threatened California red-legged frog, and the burrowing owl. Planting native species provides the perfect balance of food and shelter for wildlife and protects the water quality.

With one of the largest freshwater wetlands remaining along the Central Coast, the City of Watsonville Nature Center, the Rotary Club of Freedom, and the Watsonville Wetlands Watch honored World Wetlands Day by hosting a habitat restoration event!

Thank you to the Rotary Club of Freedom, Watsonville Wetlands Watch and the hundreds of volunteers who made this possible.

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