Jul 20, 2013 5:41 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Volunteers meet in Morro Bay to restore Snowy Plover nesting sites

Nature Corps kicked off its Green Peeps Campaign Saturday. A group of about 20 volunteers met at the Morro Strand Beach to restore the habitat of the Snowy Plover. Organizers say their main goal Saturdya was to remove non-native grasses that have taken over the dunes and reduced the number of Plover nesting sites. "It's amazing, just by removing the grasses, all the natural seed bank that's already in the dunes gives those seeds a chance to germinate, and so in a really short period of time, the dunes will completely rebound and come back to their natural state," said Mark Landon, the Executive Director of Nature Corps. Nature Corps organizes week-long Volunteer Vacations on the Central Coast and throughout California. To find out how you can get involved, click here.



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