April 13, 2010
I had a great time being part of the Arroyo Seco Foundation. As a summer intern, I got the experience to watch the construction of a stream restoration project. The main goal was to bring back a native fish- the Arroyo Chub. In doing so, the project restored part of the stream area by replanting native trees and plants, building weirs to slow down the stream flow, and stabilizing the trail for erosion control. But behind the scene, there was more going on than just this project. Volunteers for the foundation helped out by removing invasive plants and gathering trash lying in the stream. Others went out and did monthly water monitoring testing. This foundation plays a key role in making sure that the Arroyo Seco continues to have the natural and native environment that it deserves. And, I got a chance to be part of it.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the chance to see how a stream in an urban area become restored in a more natural and native environment.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Former staff & I was a summer intern for the Central Arroyo Stream Restoration project.