Students lend a hand in the Carneros Creek watershed

April 25, 2011

This is the third school year that the Napa Resource Conservation District is coordinating the SLEWS (Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship) program in Napa County.

The SLEWS program engages local high school students in real habitat restoration projects that enhance their knowledge of local ecology and let the students see the potential they have to effect change in the landscape.

The SLEWS experience further introduces students to possible careers in agriculture, education and natural resource conservation, while developing what is hopefully a lifelong connection to the natural world.

This year, Peter Abboud’s biology class from New Technology High School helped restore riparian vegetation in the Scott Creek watershed; Scott Creek is a tributary to Carneros Creek.