News Release

For Release:  January 24, 2008           
Contact:  David Christy (916) 985-4474

BLM Hosts Native Species Planting at Fort Ord

The Bureau of Land Management, in cooperation with the Return of the Natives at California State University, Monterey Bay, is holding a habitat restoration project at Fort Ord on Feb. 2

About 15 native plant species will be planted at the Picnic Canyon site in south-central Fort Ord in an area where a cement parking structure and an asphalt parking lot were removed.

“We’re returning it to the way it originally looked,” said Bruce Delgado, BLM botanist.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include refreshments and music by Don Irving and Friends Traditional Jazz Band.

The area normally is closed to motor vehicles, but is being opened for the work day. To get to the site, follow the BLM event signs from either the Highway 1or Reservation Road entrances to Fort Ord.

For more information, contact Delgado at or (831) 394-8314.


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