Yocha Dehe and Esparto High School students joined efforts in the Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS) program on March 17, 2011.

Students planted native grasses, an important component of Yolo County’s ecosystem, and applied organic walnut shell mulch around native plants to slow weed growth.

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation has a longstanding collaboration with the SLEWS program, organized by the Center for Land-Based Learning. Support from the Yocha Dehe Community Fund has allowed the program to provide hands-on environmental field trips to more than 3,000 students since 2001.

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Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation