U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 386
Ocean Day 2009 involves 800 students in Humboldt Bay dune and beach ecology
About 800 children from schools in the Eureka area converged on the South Spit of Humboldt Bay Thursday, June 4, for the annual Ocean Day cleanup and celebration. (text continues below)
A partnership of BLM-California's Arcata Field Office and Friends of the Dunes, the environmental education event focuses on the significance of dune and beach ecosystems. Students participate in classroom sessions led by Friends of the Dunes volunteers before participating in their day at the beach.
Once at the spit, the students break into work groups, and led by BLM staff and Friends of the Dunes volunteers, work on projects to pull invasive beach grass, invasive plants and to pick up trash.
Below are more photos of this year's event.
- Photos by Bob Wick, BLM Arcata Field Office
|Last updated: 06-10-2009|