Department of Applied Environmental Science
Return of the Natives Restoration Education Project (RON) headed by Watershed Institute Co-Director, Laura Lee Lienk planted a forest of California Live Oaks at Marina's Locke Padden Park this past February. RON's restoration assistants comprised of CSUMB undergrads led the planting of the fifty 15-gallon trees which comprised the new forest. Science Service Learning students, CSUMB's Otter Christian Fellowship, Marina High and Salinas' El Sausal Middle students, local families and other volunteers were shocked at how quickly the restoration occurred when everyone pitched in.
Story: Laura Lee Lienk.