Students from Gault Elementary Battle Invasive Ice Plant

ocean-restorationAs a part of the Ocean Guardian restoration program, students are working together with volunteers to remove the invasive succulent from our shoreline.  “In addition to removing the invasive plants, students are growing ten native species from seed and planting over 3,000 of these native plants in the restored sites. These newly planted coastal sites are already showing signs of positive changes with the increased presence of migratory birds and native pollinators like bees, butterflies.”

This program is supported by community partners including the City of Santa Cruz, Seabright Neighborhood Association, California State Parks, US Geological Survey, California Native Plant Society, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, Patagonia, UC Santa Cruz, and the California Coastal Conservancy.

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