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Channel Islands Restoration

Organization Mission

Channel Islands Restoration is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works to restore habitat on the Channel Islands and adjacent mainland through invasive plant management, native plant propagation, and native plant installation. We work to promote environmental education on the Central Coast through lectures, service trips, and habitat restoration volunteer opportunities. We conduct research and monitoring programs to identify and inform further habitat restoration efforts.

Social Change Project:

We will continue our work bringing Title I students out to the Channel Islands for service learning field trips, which introduce kids to nature in a meaningful way. Through these experiences, we inspire the next generation to become conscious environmental stewards.

These are the types of experiences that will remain in the hearts of our students for their entire lives. Many of them have never had the opportunity to experience such a wide range of beauty all in one day. I wrote my masters research on kinesthetic learning in a continuation high school environment. We created and developed a garden project with students. The results of the research were incredible. Students experienced better perceptions of school, learning, themselves, and their impact on community. The Anacapa trip encompassed this philosophy and I am confident that the students have benefited from it greatly. Once again, Thank you for everything! Kent

- Kent Cromwell