ArtWorking with Our Wetlands

A Community Project Supporting Stewardship of the Hamilton Wetlands

This multi-faceted environmental and educational process melds natural science, creative arts and public education in support of the local Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project (HWRP).  Here is a brief video overview of the project:


Explore behind the scene footage, additional interviews and more in this Documentary produced by project students!

The ArtWorking with Our Wetland Project aims:

  • to inspire and instruct local students
  • to create scientifically-accurate, beautiful art such as paintings, murals, and 3-D art installations
  • to tell the story of the ecological significance of the habitats, wildlife and restoration efforts of the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project
  • to install art work along the SF Bay Trail overlooks at the Hamilton Wetlands
  • to use recycled, reclaimed and/or sustainably created, low-toxin materials
  • to help engage and inform visitors to the Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project site

Your Donations Can Help Bring this Project to Life

We invite you to support “ArtWorking with Our Wetlands: A Community Project Supporting Stewardship of the Hamilton Wetlands.”  Your suggested financial support of $250 or more will help the ArtWorking with Our Wetlands Project install current artworks along the SF Bay Trail at Hamilton and enable student artists to create more art for phases 2 and 3 of this project.  Donations of any amount are welcome. To make a secure donation through PayPal, click here:

If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail a check to School Fuel at 448 Ignacio Blvd., #410, Novato, CA 94949. Please be sure to include a note with your donation if you have a specific plaque that you would like to sponsor.

All donors at the $250 level will be clearly identified as a financial sponsor where the art is installed to be viewed by thousands of people visiting the Hamilton Wetlands.  Your generosity will also be recognized by School Fuel and on the public Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project website alongside a growing group of environmental stewards, leaving a sustainable legacy for current as well as future generations.

Here are three sample plaques to show you examples of the finished products.

You can view the images of all of the species that remain available to sponsor at this link.

Thank you for your consideration of this request for which we and our Novato students hope to count on you.

For questions, please contact: Christina McWhorter, Hamilton Wetlands Restoration Project, 1plantminded1@gmail.com or call 415-382-0104.

The Project Partners:

Olive Elementary School Teacher Fran Rozoff and her Fifth Grade Classes and their families, Artist/Naturalist Ane Carla Rovetta, Christina McWhorter, native plant expert and nursery manager of HWRP, Novato Community TV, Leadership Novato sponsored by Novato’s Chamber of Commerce, School Fuel the Novato Foundation for Public Education, The Jeanette Pontacq Revocable Trust, and PG&E.

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