FALLBROOK — Dr. Matt Rahn, director of the Field Stations Program at Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, owned by San Diego State University, will be the speaker at the California Retired Teachers, Div. 81, brunch at the Fallbrook Golf Club, 2757 Gird Road, on October 8 at 9 a.m.
The audience will be taking a trip back in time to experience California as it was 100 years ago. Established in 1962, the reserve consists of 4,600 acres of pristine land through which the Santa Margarita River flows. It is the last protected free-flowing river in Southern California that connects the ocean and inland ranges.
Dr Rahn will present the ongoing research that includes studies on water, air quality, habitat movement, climate control, earthquake activity and wildfire detection.
Also, Marilee Ragland will discuss how the Liberty Quarry could impact the Santa Margarita River Valley, Fallbrook and Rainbow. Jack Ragland will display his original painting of the Santa Margarita River Valley.
For reservations, call Jewell Roberds at (760) 728-1092 by October 3.