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By on July 20, 2021 in Featured, News, Newsletter
Sophie McLean

OVLC Restoration Field Crew has recently gained a new member, Sophie McLean, to help out with field tasks and nursery management. She has a degree in Plant Biology and is excited to exchange her knowledge with OVLC Nursery Manager, Ron Singer. With this exciting news, plans are being developed to expand nursery output and aid in other community restoration efforts. Recently, field staff planted a few “oak circles” at a residence in Meiners Oaks because community members showed interest in replicating our restoration efforts on their private property.

Restoration Program Manager, Caitlyn Barrera, educates private land owners on OVLC’s oak circle restoration method.

In addition, word has gotten out that Ron Singer collects locally-sourced seed to ensure plant genetics are preserved within the watershed. Because of this, OVLC has recently taken plant orders for other agencies to aid in their restoration projects across the Ojai Valley. Needless to say, we are thrilled to capitalize on the “restore” part of OVLC’s mission and cannot wait to see what new projects our nursery program takes on! 

Trays full of cuttings at the OVLC Ojai Meadows Native Plant Nursery

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