The Watershed Institute

Return of the Natives

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Restoration and Education Program

RON is a community and school based environmental education program dedicated to involving students (kindergarten through university) and the community in native habitat restoration in Monterey County, California.

Our mission is to bring nature closer to people, and people closer to nature through hands-on experiences in community based habitat restoration and environmental education.

Covid-19 Update: Volunteer programs temporarily suspended.

Due to current shelter in place orders, Return of the Natives has temporarily suspended volunteer programs. We look forward to resuming volunteer programs and events when public health recommendations allow.

Please check back for updates and follow Return of the Natives on Instagram or Facebook for current news or contact our Americorps Outreach Fellow, Lindsey Ochoa for more information.

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