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La Paloma fifth graders plant native plants at Heller's Bend Preserve


Last updated 2/7/2013 at Noon

Save Our Forest volunteer Anne Kreile, right, helps student Jade Ingham, while Rosa Ordonez and Manuel Simon are seen in the background planting and admiring their work.

FALLBROOK – On Friday morning, Jan. 18, approximately 100 fifth graders from La Paloma Elementary School, four of their teachers and several parent volunteers from the school worked with 14 adult volunteers from Save Our Forest and the Fallbrook Garden Club to plant native plants at Heller’s Bend Preserve.

It was a beautiful morning, and due to the recent rains, the ground was soft for easy digging. These students were excited to plant the same plants they had started in gallon pots at their school site a year ago.

Jean Dooley, a retired public school teacher and active Save Our F...

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