Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS)

View our latest SLEWS work days here:

April 2, 2010, in Arbuckle!



Click on logo to check out the SLEWS Program in action in Colusa County! This will direct you to another web page. When it opens click on project sites underneath Sacramento Valley. After this page loads, click on either Maxwell or Colusa to view the project in action!


During the 2007-2008 school year, the Colusa County Resource Conservation District (CCRCD) partnered with the Center for Land Based Learning to bring the SLEWS program into Colusa County. The SLEWS program is an exceptional opportunity for the students to get hands on education to supplement their regular course work. Two sites were picked for the pilot SLEWS project, and are also sites from another project the CCRCD is working on: the Colusa Almond Project.

Maxwell High School and Colusa High School participated in the CCRCD's pilot SLEWS project in Colusa County. The year was a huge success and was nothing less than a fun and educational experience. Through the SLEWS program, the students are learning about watersheds, erosion, native plants, the benefits of planting native hedgerows, and many other topics. They are also gaining further development in important skills such as teamwork and leadership.

The SLEWS project continues in 2009/2010 with Colusa High School students working on two project sites in the Colusa Almond Project.

For more information about this program call Mary Fahey at (530) 458-2931 x117

A big thank you to all who make this project possible:


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This (Colusa County SLEWS) project has received support through a grant from the California State Water Resources Control Board with funding from Proposition 50 called the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002.