Saturday, April 05, 2008

Coal Oil Point: Serving Santa Barbara

The University of California system owns a number of nature preserve. Coal Oil Point is a 170 acre preserve adjacent to University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). These 170 acres are a study center for wetlands preservation and a few endangered species. One way MCC tries to be a good neighbor is to partner with environmental and community organizations in something called "Serving Santa Barbara." We go out to specific sites just to make our community better. In the past we have maintained hiking trails, erased graffiti, painted an Alano building and cleaned up a section of beach.
Today 10 MCC members/friends met at 9:00 am to re-plant Coal Oil Point with indigenous plants. Altogether there were maybe 20 participants, mainly UCSB students. But you could not find a more gorgeous site to spend a morning working in nature.


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