106-C Main Street
Winters, CA 95694
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 743, Davis, CA 95617
Executive Director
Carrie Shaw

The Putah Creek Council, a nonprofit organization, helps protect Putah Creek through restoration projects, tree planting, biomonitoring, workshops, and other events.

Mission Statement:

The Putah Creek Council is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Putah Creek and its tributaries through advocacy, education and community-based stewardship.

We envision Putah Creek as a thriving corridor of native riparian and aquatic ecosystems connecting the Coast Ranges to the Sacramento River and the Delta. We envision a Putah Creek watershed community of people who value their creek and are committed to its stewardship.

On August 22, 2011, stream restoration work began in Winters' Putah Creek Nature Park as part of the Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee's large-scale restoration of the entire creek. The project will change the shape of the channel, create floodplains and walking paths, and increase the ability of both humans and wildlife to enjoy and use this public space. article.


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2009-05-20 12:39:46   Do you support the return of Putah Creek to its original, northern creekbed? —JoePomidor

2011-08-30 05:45:56   Do you mean before the levees when it meandered about on a floodplain? —CarlosOverstreet

  • For reference for those following along, this article has a nice description of the history of changes to Putah Creek. I don't get the sense that restoring the creek to its original creekbed is a realistic goal, as nice as it might sound, given that you'd have to involve local farmers, the town of Davis, and UCD. —cp
    • This article also seems to imply that the PCC will not be pursuing a return of Putah Creek to its original creekbed: "Restoration can mean a lot of things: bringing something such as a landscape, a home, or a car back to its original glory. Restoration can also mean simply re-creating function—like restorative surgery—where the outcomes are expected to be better than before intervention, but not in their original condition. On Putah Creek restoration does not mean bringing the landscape or its vegetation back to a state of pre-European-settlement, but rather improving its condition to where it can most effectively provide for the needs of the humans and wildlife that depend on it." —cp