A group of volunteers spent their Saturday helping spruce up Central Park, near Hartnell College, in Salinas. About 25 volunteers worked to plant nine new trees, and put signage on nearly 20 others.
The park used to be a regular stop for school groups to explore the indigenous trees in California. Over the years, trees died and the signage had been destroyed.
The Leadership Salinas Valley Class 28 took on the revitalization of the park as a project. Shannon Graham, Julie Ducoing, Saul Zamora, Amit Pandya and Paul Dughi from the class spearheaded the fundraising and organized the project.