Copeland Creek Restoration: Step into SSU’s Outdoor Laboratory

March 13, 2019
Students working at copeland  creek

Sustainable SSU

Wait a minute… there’s a creek on campus?! For those of you who don’t know exactly where Copeland Creek is located, it runs right under the footbridge on the north side of campus next to Cabernet Village.

When the creek leaves campus, it empties into the Laguna de Santa Rosa -  the largest freshwater wetland on the northern California coast.

Copeland Creek is facing alot of challenges including siltation, poor water quality and invasion by non-native species. Despite these issues, the creek is still home to huge range of animal and plant life. Students, faculty and community partners are working together to mount a restoration effort. Their goal is to create sustainable diverse habitat. 

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