Becoming Knowledgeable Stewards of our Watershed
Our educational efforts within the watershed engage both native and foreign residents. We strive to achieve a broad understanding of how a watershed works, how the human presence in our valley has impacted its most important functions, and the positive steps we can take to ensure the watershed continues to sustain its human, plant and animal inhabitants.
ROW supports practical, hands-on learning and is actively engaged in demonstrating sustainable land use practices and strategies that average residents can use to benefit their land and, in turn, the watershed.
Current educational initiatives include a free monthly newsletter, Hojita Verde, which is distributed via email and is also available in print at many local outlets. A brochure explaining the work of Restoring Our Watershed has also been printed and widely distributed. Presentations and workshops are given at local elementary and secondary schools as well as community events. A scholarship program that enlists high school students as environmental ambassadors is also in the works.