This past weekend my seven-year-old daughter, Alice, and I, spent the morning at the Ocean Discovery Institute’s (ODI) “Watershed Avengers” event learning about the ecosystem of our local canyons and planting native plants in Swan Canyon in City Heights. This was a youth-led habitat restoration project aimed at mobilizing community members to take an active role in the health of their community. It was inspiring to see so many people of all ages out on a beautiful morning to give mother nature a hand!
The event focused on transforming Swan Canyon into a safe and healthy place for youth to learn, play and explore. These efforts also help achieve environmental stability and improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
ODI is a nonprofit science-based organization that strives to engage, educate and inspire youth from diverse backgrounds to become tomorrow’s environmental leaders. Their vision is to empower young people to protect our ocean and natural environment, improve the health of our communities and strengthen the quality of life in the world.
Cook + Schmid is proud of ODI’s work towards promoting environmental understanding and
stewardship. Great job guys!
To learn more about the Watershed Avengers community initiative, click here.
Images by Jon Schmid