wildfarmers is a division of Stork Peterkin International; a 501c3 non profit
working with community to recreate a healthy future
Wildfarmers keystone restoration project, Wetlands and Water Storage for the Future, will be critical for securing the future of native species, local wildlife, and adjacent human communities.Join us as we embark on completing the final phase of our wetlands project in early 2024!
Investing in wetlands can be an effective nature-based solution to regulate water access and use in times of weather extremes. Since 2016 wildfarmers has mobilized local agency and community support to create a wetland habitat for diverse native species of plants and animals in South San Benito County.Wildfarmers keystone restoration project will be critical for securing the future of native species, local wildlife, and adjacent human communities. Join us as we embark on completing the final phase of our wetlands project in early 2024! You can sponsor completion of this critical ecosystem service by:
wildfarmers pond was built by the Army Core of Engineers in t;he 1930s to mitigate the flooding by the Pajaro River in Watsonville. In the last hundred years the pond became a haven for wildlife. As human population in the area grows and spreads, the health and safety of the wildlife diminishes as they search for resources, now used as bait for entrapment. When the pond dries prematurely; countless Pumas, bobcats, coyote, badger, hawks, and other predators are killed....
The pond embankment, patched up through the years was riddled with ground squirrel holes and roots. It was now in danger of midwinter failure. wildfarmers began working with US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS/USDA) to replace the embankment and clean up and seal the pond bottom. To build a pond that could withstand the droughts and storms of the future and serve the wildlife
Our Executive Director, Veronica Stork, became Project Manager, Job Foreman, Surveyor, and Heavy Equipment Operator. With the help of a USFWS Biologist, she learned how to operate the equipment, read the engineering drawings, and shoot the heights in order to build the new embankment. We hired Rocklyn Capri and his backhoe, who looked at this massive project and said: "Just tell me what to do."
Bringing 'good fire' to South San Benito County in the middle of August. BurnBot blacklined the outline of the fire area and cut it into smaller areas, making firing a seamless process for Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association (CCPBA) and their amazing Volunteer Fire Force.
Thank-you BurnBot, CCPBA, and CalFire for your help and support and willingness to work with us to bring back to California, fire as a tool.
Learn about propagating California native plants from cuttings and seeds and the conditions needed for success! Hands on propagation workshop. Take home pots with slips planted and ready to grow and seeds ready to germinate. You too can have a beautiful garden with very little water.
This class will be entirely outdoors in beautiful southern San Benito County. Just bring yourself, appropriate dress for getting dirty, and a bag lunch. Coffee, tea, water, snacks provided
Where: wildfarmers (www.wildfarmers.org)
20112 Panoche Road, Paicines, CA 95043
Directions: Provided at Registration
Call or Text: (831)313-5574
DONATIONS APPRECIATED BUT NOT NECCESSARY
Amelia Ryan has worked in botany and habitat restoration for over 20 years. Since 2017, She is the vegetation ecologist at Pinnacles National Park, where she has a current plant propagation project. Having developed a lifelong passion for plants and the outdoors growing up in a rural part of Sonoma County, she pursued a BS in Plant Biology from UC Davis and an MS in Ecology from San Francisco State University.
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