Episode 316: Teens to the Restoration

Original Airdate: 
Monday, December 12, 2011 - Sunday, December 18, 2011
Next Airdate: 
Monday, April 9, 2012 - Sunday, April 15, 2012

It's teens to the rescue, restoring a creek, a redwood grove and a natural marsh. First up, they call themselves the Creek Geeks. They're students from Mira Loma High School in Sacramento, CA, and they are the force behind the Arcade Creek Project. They do it all...habitat restoration, vertebrate (bird) cataloging, creek mapping, and biological assessment. It's all in a days work for this crew.

Then it's a group of guys that don't mind giving up part of their weekend!. They're up bright and early on a Saturday morning to go to work! Their pitching in to help restore an overgrown grove of redwood trees. Brendan and Jordan grab some gloves to lend a hand and to find out why they are interested in preserving these majestic trees.

Then Eco Company visits the second largest wetland restoration project in the entire U.S. located along the San Francisco Bay. For decades a salt production company was located here and used the natural area for solar salt production. But what remains now is an eco-wasteland. On this day a group of teens have volunteered their time to remove unwanted vegetation and plant seedlings natural to the habitat.