Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed
MCSTOPPP has been partnering with Point Blue Conservation Science’s Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed (STRAW) Project every year since 1999! The goals of the STRAW Project are to educate Marin County students that:
- We all live in a watershed
- Riparian habitat plays an important role in stream health
- Stormwater pollution adversely impacts water quality and comes from many everyday sources
- They can play an important part in making a difference
It is a two part program that involves in class presentations followed by a hands-on restoration day in their local creek. The students remove non-native invasive species and trash, plant natives, and play an active role in restoring riparian habitats in their local creeks and wetlands.