The Petaluma wetlands will be getting some help from students. Casa Grande High students will be growing plants specially selected for the environment. La Tercera Elementary students will plans the grasses and shrubs at Shollenberger Park.
The kids’ work is supported by a $2.6 million grant awarded to Point Blue Conservation Science, a Petaluma-based nonprofit research organization located next to the 165-acre park.
Point Blue’s project will also include McNear Landing Park on the south side of D Street, along with similar student-involved restoration efforts at San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties and Pickleweed Park in San Rafael.