Putah Creek Council hosts an annual 6-month series of public talks about the history, culture, and nature of our region called CreekSpeak!

CreekSpeak is our speaker series about the nature, history, and culture of the Putah Cache Region and more broadly, California. From May through October, the Council hosts monthly talks that feature insights from regional experts and researchers about important issues, notable projects and publications, and much more!

Each year, CreekSpeak and its presenters educate hundreds of people about important creek issues. Past topics have included aquatic insects, native fish, farming in the watershed, mercury in Putah Creek, local wildlife, the history of the region, and more.

Check out our past lineups:

CreekSpeak 2022

Guided Nature Walk of Bobcat Ranch’s Bray Canyon with Naturalist Marc Hoshovsky

Managing California’s Cold Water With Conservation and Regulation with Dr. Ann Willis from UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

Looking Upstream with Dr. Beth Rose Middleton Manning from UC Davis 

Stay tuned to hear more about our July CreekSpeak!

How to Keep an Imperiled Smelt Alive: Lessons Learned from Conservation Aquaculture with Yuzo Yanagitsuru from UC Davis

Multiple Benefit Conservation: A Pathway for Collaborative, Inclusive, and Effective Conservation with Kristen Dybala from Point Blue Conservation Science

A Presentation from James Thorne from UC Davis (Title to Come)

Climate and Fire Impacts on the Putah Creek Christmas Bird Count with Bart Wickel from Yolo Audubon

CreekSpeak 2021

Salmon Town Hall: Putah Creek and Chinook Salmon with Mackenzie Miner, Peter Moyle, and Rich Marovich

Regional Watershed Planning to Advance the Human Right to Water in California with Kristin Dobbins

Reducing Car Dependence in California with Susan Handy

Riparian Forests Along Urban Creeks in the Sacramento Area: Changes, Challenges, and Possibilities with Joanna Solins

Hedgerows: Why We Need Living Fences in our Ag Landscapes with Rachael Long

New Public Accessibility Improvements at the City of South Fork Preserve with Tracie Reynolds