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Restoring the Peace

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Last Saturday for the July Peace Project, the office staff and a couple of friends set out to the Manila Dunes for an awesome morning. With the help of Justin from Friends of the Dunes, we were able to do some restoration on the dunes. Beach grass is an invasive species on the dunes, harming the ecosystem around it, so we went out to help and remove  some of it.

The flora at the dunes is so wonderful, they need all the help they can to help protect it.

The flora at the dunes is so wonderful, they need all the help they can get, in order to protect them.
Great day at the dunes

Great day at the dunes

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We came across a beached whale, that had been there for a couple of weeks

We came across a beached whale, that had been there for a couple of weeks

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Amy pulling out the invasive beach grass

Amy pulling out the invasive beach grass

Awesome restoration work

Awesome restoration work

For the month of August, we will be helping make lanterns at the Arcata Farmer’s Market, in memory of the victims of the U.S  bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 68 years ago. Later in the evening, the lantern ceremony  will take place at the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary.  Communities around the nation partake in this similar event. We urge you to look into it, and maybe take part in.

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Author: United States Servas, Inc.

Servas is a worldwide cooperative cultural exchange network established in 1948 and composed of member hosts and travelers working together to foster peace, goodwill and mutual respect. Servas seeks to realize these aims by providing opportunities for person-to-person contacts between people of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Our mission includes providing approved US and international travelers with opportunities to be guests of Servas member hosts around the world.

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