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Wings of Change takes part in San Diego Gives Project

FALLBROOK – Wings of Change partnered with San Diego Gives and United Way to host a service project in Fallbrook on Sept. 9. They helped create a butterfly habitat at Fallbrook Active Nutrition. Together the Fallbrook community gifted 127 hours of service from 24 volunteers.

Wings of Change chose a location with a bank facing west. There was a small oak tree, a pepper tree and a yucca plant that were left in place. The new habitat was created with all four seasons of blooming in mind and was planned to thrive without water.

The design included 26 varieties of plants and will host over 100 species of pollinators including butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. It Includes many native plants that are considered keystone species.

On Friday, Sept. 8, Wings of Change and United Way teamed up with volunteers to weed, plant, and spread seeds. This was a day of service organized by San Diego Gives, and was one of 30 service projects throughout San Diego County, with 375 volunteers registered.

Wings of Change hosted its own service project Saturday, Sept. 9, to include its high school volunteers. Thanks to a generous donation from 76 Sand and Gravel, the volunteers spread three truckloads of mulch onto the freshly prepared area.

"I am full of gratitude and immensely proud of our community in Fallbrook. Together we are Wings of Change." said Stephanie Holbrook, founder of Wings of Change.

This was made possible by ongoing efforts of planning and community partners. Holbrook said, "We are thankful for all of our volunteers and our partners including Maryann Collings/Fallbrook Active Nutrition, Rebecca Monge/Professional Realty Services International, Chelsea Kayy Photography and 76 Sand and Gravel."

Wings of Change is dedicated to raising awareness about the critical role of butterflies in the local ecosystem. "We believe that by coming together, we can create a sustainable future for these tiny but vital creatures," said Holbrook.

Pollinators, such as butterflies, bees, and birds, play a pivotal role in maintaining biodiversity and supporting the food supply. Wings of Change's mission is to advocate for butterflies and spread the word about their importance to ensure a thriving and balanced natural world.

For more information and how to be part of Wings of Change, visit

Submitted by Stephanie Holbrook.


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