The San Pedro Creek Stewards project of SPCWC was active in the late 2000's,
and conducted habitat restoration through the planting of native plant species, removal of non-native invasive species, and trash clean ups.
order to enhance restoration efforts on San Pedro Creek and
to provide community members with the opportunity to participate
in the enhancement of our local natural resources, the San
Pedro Creek Watershed Coalition has endeavored to establish
a community Stewardship program for San Pedro Creek and the
surrounding riparian habitat. The purpose of the program is
to develop an active network of community members committed
to working cooperatively in order to facilitate the restoration,
protection, and enhancement of San Pedro Creek. The goals
of the Stewardship Program are the following:
develop a San Pedro Creek Stewards Network including local
residents, land owners, local government, community organizations,
school groups, and non-profit organizations working together
to actively steward restoration of San Pedro Creek.
educate the community about restoration practices and the
importance of maintaining a healthy watershed.
facilitate the restoration of San Pedro Creek through community
stewardship events focused on the enhancement of native
habitat, the removal of Non-native Invasive Species (NIS),
and erosion control methods.
strategically remove NIS infestations.
strategically plant site appropriate native plant species
to replace NIS infestations and to fill gaps in the riparian
develop a monitoring program to monitor the effects of restoration
activities and changes in the creek system over time.
create a recreation component and educational display in
the area of the flood control project in order to enhance
and encourage community enjoyment, usage, and protection
of the wetland area.
establish alliances with other organizations in the watershed
working on habitat restoration and enhancement.
seek funding and citizen support for stewardship projects
that will focus on creek restoration activities.