One of the first series of projects completed by the Trust was along Westridge Creek on the west side of Petaluma. Working with the neighbors of a relatively new community, we restored oak woodlands and riparian habitat around the Creek, working with Native American representatives to protect a local site, and integrating the restored creek system into the neighborhood. Today, the residents are strongly involved in stewardship of the restored habitats. We also worked with several schools in the area, especially Cinnabar Elementary, to establish an educational restoration program. One of the more interesting projects involved restoration of an oak woodland and meadow community along the banks of the Petaluma River to encourage stabilization of the banks; the Trust was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for this work.