Calling All Acorn Collection Volunteers!

We have decided to expand our Fort Ord Restoration Project! This means that we need YOU to come with us to collect more acorns.

WHEN: Saturday, November 19th from 10:00-13:00 (arrive at Fort Ord at 10–meet at MIIS first at 9:30)

WHAT: Collecting Valley and Oak Live Acorns.  We will start at the Toro Park gate off of Hwy 68 and hike from there to various sites where we will collect acorns.  The hike will be around two miles with some steep slopes.

WHERE: Fort Ord–meet at MIIS for carpools
Make sure you bring the following items with you: water, snacks, closed toe shoes, sunscreen, rain gear (if there is rain on the forecast), hat and sunglasses.

Please email to say you’ll be there (or if you have any questions)!

Oak Tree Transplanting Day: Success!

This weekend, several MIIS students spent their Saturday morning at CSUMB transplanting the Oak saplings that have been growing since last Fall.  They have gotten too big for their current pots and the time had come to move them into bigger pots to allow them to grow even bigger. The students worked very quickly to transplant about 300 saplings with very few casualties (we had to say an early goodbye to a few Oaks).

Mike working hard.

We are now one step closer to reaching our goal of carbon neutrality! Thanks to all those who participated.

We hope we will see you in the springtime when we plant these Oak Trees directly in the ground!