Celebrating Earth Day

Dozens of nature-minded volunteers came to the Niguel Botanical Preserve on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day, pitching in to help plant, weed and clean up the 18-acre area.

The annual event has been happening around Earth Day (which was Wednesday) every year since the late 1980s or early ’90s, said preserve president Monty McDivitt.

Volunteers planted a variety of Mediterranean-type, drought-tolerant plants at the somewhat-hidden preserve, which sits atop Crown Valley Community Park.

Interested in checking out their hard work? The botanical preserve is free to visit and open dawn to dusk every day.

Published 4/21/2015 by Kelly Zhou – Staff Writer OCRegister.com

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