Creek restoration group celebrates 500th project

Mar 20, 2015

Yesterday STRAW--Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed--celebrated their 500th project, with a day of planning trees at Tolay Ranch. Since Laurette Rogers, Program Director, began STRAW 23 years ago, she's seen 40,000 students help restore more than 35 miles of creek bed, plus uncounted wetlands. 

"We learned that to help animals we should plant trees to give them nice habitat," said Sam, 2nd grader at Loma Vista Elementary in Novato. 

The site under restoration is slated to become part of Sonoma County's regional park system, allowing students like Sam to return and visit the trees they've planted. 

STRAW is now part of Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly PRBO) and is supported by grants and donation. Learn how to support Point Blue online