CSU Commitment to Sustainability

CSUDH Faculty and Students Help Preserve Local Plant Diversity – Project SOUND

August 22nd, 2007

Member of Project SOUND trims back a plant

The CSUDH Center for Urban Environmental Research (CUER) is a founding member of Project SOUND (Save Our Unique Natural Diversity), a program to protect and promote the native plants and animals of the South Bay Region. Project SOUND protects native plant and animal species by collecting seeds, cuttings and individual animals from local sites, then preserving these local varieties though seed banking, plant banking, plant propagation, and insect and animal breeding. Plants and animals are provided to local organizations and individuals interested in using the South Bay native varieties for plantings and restoration projects.

Project SOUND is supported by a consortium of local colleges, universities, nature preserves and environmental groups. Current members include CSU Dominguez Hills (Center for Urban Environmental Research – CUER), El Camino College, The Madrona Marsh Preserve (Torrance), SEA Lab (Redondo Beach), the Gardena Willows Preserve (Gardena), Alondra Park (LA Co. Parks & Recreation) and S. Bay Audubon Society.


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