Spotlight on Pollinators, A New Volunteer Opportunity and Other News

By June 28, 2019 Blog, Newsletter

Coastkeeper Garden Celebrates Pollinators

Our Coastkeeper Garden serves as a model for a pollinator-safe habitat: pesticide-free maintenance, California native plants and the use of “bee hotels.” Read more about how the Coastkeeper Garden honors these creatures in a recent Orange County Register article.

 

 

Volunteers Needed to Assess Damage after the Holy Fire

Over the summer, we will be documenting the impact of the Holy Fire on water quality and wildlife habitat in the Cleveland National Forest. This project will help develop solutions to restore the forest and its habitat. We need lots of volunteers to complete this project. If you’re interested, read our blog post for more information.

 

 

New Oyster Shell Recycling Program

In an effort to reduce food waste and save funds, we’ve partnered with King’s Seafood and the Irvine Ranch Water District to launch an oyster shell recycling program. After the shells are stored and dried, we use them to restore oyster populations along the Southern California coast. Read more about this process on our blog.

 

 

Coastkeeper in the News

In June, we shared stories about cleanups, oyster restoration and more. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Read about how Coastkeeper and over 200 volunteers celebrated World Oceans Day this year in the Orange County Register
  • Marine Restoration Director Katie Nichols explains how healthy oyster habitats keep our shores booming in this Orange County Register article
  • Founding Director Garry Brown tells Impakter magazine the three main focuses of our work
  • Lita Martinez of KPCC/LAist seeks out information about the Long Beach breakwater from Senior Staff Attorney Colin Kelly and Marine Restoration Director Katie Nichols