Bob Powers Gateway Preserve Update

Work is underway to further improve Tricolored Blackbird breeding habitat on the preserve. A good location has been identified around some existing stinging nettle, and water has been brought to the site.

Volunteers will be needed to help transplant more nettle! We will be sending out a further announcement when the dates are known. For the Hot Springs Valley Wetlands acquisition many Friends donated $10 or more as part of the “Grass Roots” campaign. Others made pledges or did both. Still others indicated they would be willing to help when it was clear that the acquisition was doable. It is doable! Now is the time to honor that pledge, make that donation or add to what you’ve already given.

You can donate online at or Or contact We can close escrow in 2016 with your help!