Putah Creek is a productive and popular fishery for local and nationwide fisherman, but one of the most proficient and impressive anglers of Putah Creek is the osprey.
One of the most beloved critters of Putah Creek is the North American river otter. This charismatic, semiaquatic mammal has been spotted all along Putah Creek, from the Putah Creek State Wildlife Area below Lake Berryessa to the Yolo Bypass.
California’s trout is a cornerstone of California freshwater angling and we are lucky enough to have a highly productive wild trout fishery right in our backyard in the Interdam Reach!
After a successful fall season, Putah Creek Council is excited to host our seasonal restoration traingin program during the early months of 2022.
As the giving season approaches, what better trees to feature in our spotlight than oaks, which give an abundance of shelter, forage, and life to our region.
Willow species along Putah Creek can be notoriously difficult to identify due to their similar characteristics and what appears to be very minute differences to the untrained eye. Sandbar willow (salix exigua) might be an exception.
The black tailed deer might not be super common throughout Lower Putah Creek, but spend some time at Lake Solano or in the inter-dam reach and you are sure to see plenty of deer jumping, running, or staring right at you.
Often poised on the stream bank standing as still as a statue, Great blue herons are majestic and somewhat intimidating. Whether it be at Lake Solano Park or the South Fork Preserve in Davis, you are sure to spot a Great blue heron somewhere along the creek.
The California Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the world’s largest single-day volunteer event! Putah Creek Council has hosted cleanups on Putah Creek for 33 years—since 1988—and started coordinating our annual cleanup event with California Coastal Cleanup Day in 2004.
After a successful summer internship season, Putah Creek Council is excited to host our internship program during the fall months. This program is popular among people looking to gain experience in habitat restoration and conservation fields.