• PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Preschoolers listen to Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Joel J. Clark read the book "Michael Recycle" about recycling as part of the Earth Day celebration at the Monterey Road Child Development Center on April 23.

    Presidio preschoolers celebrate Earth Day

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Preschoolers listen to Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Joel J. Clark read the book "Michael Recycle" about recycling as part of the Earth Day celebration at the Monterey Road Child Development Center on April...

  • PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Children help pull ice plants at the Monterey Road Child Development Center as part of their Earth Day celebration on April 23.

    Presidio preschoolers celebrate Earth Day

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Children help pull ice plants at the Monterey Road Child Development Center as part of their Earth Day celebration on April 23.

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Preschoolers celebrated Earth Day with lessons on recycling and invasive weeds at the Monterey Road Child Development Center April 23.

First, the children were visited by Presidio of Monterey Garrison Commander Col. Joel J. Clark who read the book "Michael Recycle" and discussed the importance of recycling and what items are recyclable.

Next, the children moved outside where the garrison's Natural Resources Program Manager Lorrie Madison directed the youngsters in pulling non-native, invasive ice plants. The ice-plant pull was in preparation of the expansion of the center's garden.

After the ice plants are fully removed, native vegetation will be reintroduced to the area, which will also have room for growing edible plants.

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