Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed
MCSTOPPP has been partnering with Point Blue Conservation Science’s Students and Teachers Restoring A Watershed (STRAW) Program every year since 1999! The goals of the STRAW Program 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 continuous process that involves pre-restoration lessons and restorations with students and teachers that also includes Watershed Week, network events, multi-visit program lessons, and environmental education lesson designing calls with teachers. During the restorations 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.