Staff and volunteers from the Sonoma Ecology Center will be planting native plants along the bank of Nathanson Creek at Nathanson Creek Park from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 7.

Native plants help reduce sediment and nutrient runoff from entering the stream. This, in turn, benefits the recovery of steelhead trout and chinook salmon species that historically spawned in this creek.

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers should meet at Nathanson Creek Park, located near the intersection of Fine Avenue and Dewell Drive. Volunteers can get dirty, so dress appropriately. Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves (if you have them), a snack and refillable water bottle.

The group will be planting rain or shine.

For more information, contact Cassandra Liu at 996-0712, ext. 104, or email To learn more about the Sonoma Ecology Center, visit the website at