Citizens for Sustainable Marina (C4SM)
Meeting the challenge of declining resources and climate change by helping our community transition to sustainable practices
MC Gives Campaign
Thank you for your support for our MC Gives Campaign. In 2018, C4SM will be working to improve and expand the Oak Woodland, have walk and talks in the resotration site abotu insects, birds and plants, an dbe working to help residents add oak trees to the neighborhoods.
Our Big Idea!
As in many parts of Monterey County, Marina has experienced a decline in its tree canopy over the past few decades. The dominant native tree of Coastal Monterey County is the coast live oak. Urban tree canopies retain water, reduce runoff and flooding, cool climate, store carbon, improve soils, and provide habitat. Neighborhoods with trees create higher property values, better health, mental functioning, and enhanced quality of life for residents.
This project will work to plant Coast Live Oaks in Marina neighborhoods; provide for materials to continue planting and care of oaks and native plants, walking paths and benches in the Oak Woodland at Locke Paddon Wetland Community Park to provide space for reading, writing and enjoying nature; and provide for native plant, insect and bird walks in the Oak Woodland, and provide an oak care workshop. Activities are open to all residents of Monterey County.
To meet the challenge of declining resources and climate change by helping our communities transition to sustainable practices.
Serve as a resource for information on environmental sustainability
Work with the City of Marina and other partners on environmental policy
Create and work on projects that enhance the natural beauty and ecosystems of Marina
Citizens for Sustainable Marina is one of nine local action groups in Monterey County founded under the auspices of Communities for Sustainable Monterey County.
Please visit our Facebook Page for more information and photos! https://www.facebook.com/SustainableMarina/