Miss Fallbrook contestants Jacquelyn Verdon, left, and Mariyah Raybal help the Fallbrook Land Conservancy
Teen Miss Fallbrook contestant Krystal Schmid helps collect empty containers as the plants are transplanted into the ground as part of a habitat restoration effort.
Trejo Oswaldo, 4, carries empty seedling containers away from the planting area at Los Jilgueros Preserve where many volunteers helped the Fallbrook Land Conservancy celebrate the first day of spring on March 20.
Don Hambric pats down the soil around a black sage-Salvia mellifera plant he transplanted at the preserve.
Mike Peters uses a post hole digger to make room for a coastal sage-Artemisia califorica seedling, one of 1500 plants added to the preserve
Volunteers at the spring planting at Los Jilgueros include, from left, Kevin, Keyla and Ricardo Jara.