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Ocean Friendly Rain and Community Garden Project for MLK Day of Service 2016

Release Date: 2016-01-26

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and commitment to service, our "Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service" includes:

Propagation/ planting of trees, shrubs, and drought-tolerant, native plants, application of a paper-sheet barrier that will be covered with mulch, construction of bioswales within specified parkway space, and solidification of our ocean-garden as a "Monarch Butterfly Way station". Monarch Way stations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.

Completion of the project will also reduce our landscape's water-footprint, flooding at the intersection of Gundry and 65th, increased removal of silt and pollution from surface runoff water (bioswales) and supply of ecosystem services, and improved visual aesthetic through creative design.

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and commitment to service, our "Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service" includes: propagation/ planting of trees, shrubs, and drought-tolerant, native plants, application of a paper-sheet barrier that will be covered with mulch, construction of bioswales within specified parkway space, and solidification of our ocean-garden as a "Monarch Butterfly Way station".

Monarch Way stations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Completion of the project will also reduce our landscape's water-footprint, flooding at the intersection of Gundry and 65th, increased removal of silt and pollution from surface runoff water (bioswales) and supply of ecosystem services, and improved visual aesthetic through creative design.

Our "Demo Day" served as preparation for the "MLK Day of Service", focusing on the removal of dirt, grassroots, and other debris from areas within the field office landscape. Preparation for a potential community garden was also made, clearing the designated area (rear of District 9 field office) of operation, removal of a tree stump, weeds, and other unwanted fauna.