The Central Coast Wetland Group (CCWG), located along the Central Coast of California, has been implementing wetland restoration projects within the lower Salinas Valley since 1998. The surrounding community seldom has an opportunity to learn about what, why, and how the CCWG accomplishes these impactful projects. The installed informational signage highlights each project’s importance in improving habitat and water quality within the greater watershed.
Each habitat restoration project completed by the CCWG is a collaboration among conservation and restoration organizations, landowners and farmers, and state grant funding programs to invest in improved wetland habitats. The restoration of habitat, improvement in water quality, reduction in flooding, and increase in open spaces are very important to underserved communities like Castroville, California, where these projects are located. By having informational signage written in English and Spanish, the CCWG is inviting farmworkers and other community members to educate themselves and be a part of the solution.
“We worked with an interpretive designer on a previous project and they used Pannier Graphics to fabricate the signs. We loved the way the signs turned out, so when designing our own signs, we decided to use the same fabrication company.” —Sarah Stoner-Duncan, CCWG Research Coordinator
Pannier worked with CCWG staff member, Sarah Stoner-Duncan, to fabricate four Gel Coat Laminate panels and four Upright exhibit bases. Pannier’s Upright exhibit bases are primarily geared towards the communication of information, as opposed to interpretation. They are designed to attract attention and call out important information. CCWG chose to feature information about each project site and the partners successfully working together to solve local surface water problems on the panel signs.
“Working with Pannier was terrific. They communicated efficiently through every step of the process; from providing the initial quote, to reviewing the layout, to the shipment of the signs. The signs themselves came out beautifully. The images and text are clear, the colors are vibrant, the sign structures are sturdy, and the signs look great installed at the project sites.” —Sarah Stoner-Duncan, CCWG Research Coordinator
As with all Pannier products, Upright exhibit bases are all completely custom, so no matter what you envision for your location, we can meet the need. The panels can be oriented either vertically or horizontally and can be designed with multiple panels across, or in a group. Frames can also be double-sided to provide information on both sides of the wayside exhibit. Bulletin cases and brochure holders can be integrated as part of the entire wayside unit as well.
For more information on Pannier Graphics’ outdoor interpretive signs, panels, exhibit bases, and frames, browse our website or fill out a contact form. We look forward to an opportunity to help you with your next signage project.