Local School’s New Ocean Friendly Demonstration Garden Is a Living Lab

  Redondo Union High School has a new water and energy-saving, ocean friendly demonstration garden on its campus, less than a half mile from the Pacific Ocean, thanks to the garden’s sponsor, West Basin Municipal Water District. The water district coordinated with the California Water Service Company, Redondo Beach Unified School District, Redondo Union High…

Managing Wetlands for New School Construction

  San Marcos Unified School District officials saw opportunity – rather than potential regulatory headaches – when they learned a new elementary school site harbored federally-protected wetlands habitat and endangered thread-leaved brodiaea. The district developed ambitious plans to preserve the wetlands and to translocate the plants to a 7.6-acre preserve surrounding the school on two…

EIR Considerations for Campus Solar Installation

  Victor Valley College’s new 1-megawatt solar energy plant, on a 6-acre plot in Victorville, CA,  provides  around 30% of the campus’ power. The  facility uses concentrator photovoltaics, or CPV, technology that provides power concentrated in a smaller area requiring less land. Dudek prepared the project’s environmental impact documentation in coordination with GKKWorks, the college’s…

Managing Wetlands Permitting for New School Construction

  San Marcos Unified School District officials saw opportunity – rather than potential regulatory headaches – when they learned a new elementary school site harbored federally-protected wetlands habitat and endangered thread-leaved brodiaea.  The district developed ambitious plans to preserve the wetlands and to translocate the plants to a 7.6-acre preserve surrounding the school on two…

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