Episode 504: Natural Habitats

Original Airdate: 
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013
Next Airdate: 
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Sunday, June 22, 2014

Eco Company finds teens out in nature...restoring natural habitats! Wetland areas around the globe are disappearing because of urbanization, farming and unregulated use. We found one group of young eco heroes working to restore a coastland area for native plants and wildlife. Brendan catches up with them and puts on the gloves to help out.

Then, Girl Scouts are proud to be "Green by Nature!" And this group of girls are doing their part to help restore a natural habitat for Coho Salmon. Endangered along the California Coast, the Coho Salmon spawn in the Lagunitas Creek. But it's one of the few creeks remaining that still support the fish and this group of girls is working with the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network to keep it that way.

The next group of teens is up bright and early on a Saturday morning to go to work! They're giving up part of their weekend 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're interested in preserving these majestic trees.

Finally, Eco Company meets up with 7 high school students who are spending 4 weeks of their summer on Santa Cruz Island! They're part of The Nature Conservancy's LEAF internship program. LEAF stands for Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future. On this day they are helping to restore what was once the largest wetland area in the Channel Islands.