Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project

The Arboretum Waterway’s New Floating Island: A Green Solution

April 13, 2018
UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Learning by Leading™ Waterway Stewardship interns launched a floating island of wetland plants in the Arboretum Waterway near Putah Creek Lodge to improve the water quality, wildlife habitat and aesthetic appeal of this portion of the Waterway.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 4.2.2018

April 02, 2018
Now that Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project is nearly finished, the paths on both sides of the waterway are open again.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 3.8.18

March 08, 2018
The path on the south side of the Arboretum Waterway, which we sometimes refer to as the yellow brick road, is more than halfway complete. Soon the entire walk from the east end of the Arboretum GATEway Garden to the beginning of the Redwood Grove will have a universally accessible path of smooth pavers.

Waterway edge habitat provides ecosystem benefits

February 08, 2018
To provide multiple ecosystem benefits, students on our Learning by Leading Waterway Stewardship team are creating riparian (water edge) habitats around the newly constructed weirs throughout Phase One of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 1.29.18

January 29, 2018
The path on the north side of the Arboretum Waterway is open again, now that construction on Phase 1 of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project is nearing completion.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 1.8.18

January 08, 2018
The weirs in Phase One of the Arboretum Waterway Maintenance and Enhancement Project are functioning beautifully. They allow water to flow from the east end of the Arboretum Waterway (where the weirs are located) to the west end of the Arboretum Waterway (near the Equestrian Center) where pumps send the water all the way out to Putah Creek. Once here, the water eventually reaches the San Francisco Bay.

Arboretum Waterway Construction Update 1.2.18

January 02, 2018
The majority of the Arboretum is still open for walking, jogging, strolling, smelling the flowers and all the other activities you normally enjoy in the Arboretum except the portion between our Australian / New Zealand collection at the east end of the Arboretum up to, but not including, the Redwood Grove.

Arboretum open during Waterway construction

November 22, 2017
Open during construction!

As the holiday season approaches and guests start traveling to town, please remember that the Arboretum is open during construction!