We invite you to join other community donors in making a gift to support the Arboretum Waterway Flood Protection and Habitat Enhancement Project.
After years of input, planning and evaluation, the Arboretum Waterway is on its way to becoming a stunning campus jewel that reflects the environmental expertise of UC Davis, provides critical habitat for wildlife, and offers an amazing resource for student and community engagement.
A successful first phase of the Arboretum Waterway Project, completed in 2018, reintroduced waterflow and replanted native vegetation from the Wyatt Deck bridge to the eastern end of the Arboretum Waterway. Now, a new multi-million dollar grant from the California Natural Resources Agency, coupled with additional deferred maintenance funds from the university, will complete the waterway restoration from Lake Spafford to the far western end of the Arboretum.
Construction of the improvements will begin in summer 2024 with completion of revegetation planting expected in 2026.
All along the way, community donors and partners have helped make this project possible. While the current grant and university pledge will support the infrastructure improvements, your gift to the Waterway WOW fund will help us fund other important aspects of the project: replanting of the waterway’s banks in the construction zone; accessible visitor amenities such as viewing areas; and support for our Learning by Leading internship program where students gain experience managing and enhancing the waterway ecosystem and work on other environmental projects throughout the Arboretum and Public Garden.
You can give right now using the DONATE button above. Gifts of any size are appreciated! For information on larger naming opportunities associated with the Arboretum Waterway project, please contact us.
Your gift will help make our community’s vision for the Arboretum Waterway a reality. Thank you!