10th Graders Volunteer at Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Windward Communications

For Service and Leadership Orientation, 10th Graders recently volunteered at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. To prepare for the trip and get historical context, the students first heard from George Wolfe, an advocate who has had a long-time involvement with the river. His talk centered not only on the work that he has done but on the theme of the power of individuals and small groups of people, especially the budding power (and responsibility) of youth.

In just one afternoon, the 10th Grade team of 115 volunteers collected 86 bags of trash, removing an estimated 250 pounds of invasive plants affecting LA River’s ecosystem that wildlife communities call home.