Pacific Wildlife Care
volunteers who work at the Morro Bay Rehabilitation Center love animals, so it is not surprising that they enjoy encouraging healthy wildlife to visit the Center.
For this reason, and to help make our center
look its best, PWC began a California Native Plant Garden in 2008 with volunteer labor and donated materials. However, in the summer of 2010, the Hind Foundation generously donated money for the extension of the garden and the pathways along with their greatly appreciated aid to make the large new pools in the sea bird flight cage a reality.
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Mike Kilcoyne had orginally donated his time for the first phase of the garden (between our building and the sea bird flight cage) and Tree of Life Nursery, in San Juan Capistrano donated those plants. When we received the Hind Foundation grant, including money for the extension of the garden around the building, we wanted SOLscapes to continue the good work they had begun, but this time we were able to pay them. The additional plants were purchased from Growing Grounds in San Luis Obispo.
The new pools, including the filtration system, the plants, the labor, and other materials for the second phase of the Californa native plant garden were all made possible by the generous donation of the Hind Foundation.
The following donations made possible the orginal phase of the garden:
- Tree of Life Nursery, San Juan Capistrano provided our first plants - March 13, 2008
- Design services, planting services and drip system installation was provided by Mike Kilcoyne of Sustainable Organic Landscapes.
- Oasis Equipment Rental in Cambria, CA donated use of a rototiller and compactor
- The Tree Man donated 3 Monterey Pines and 1 Coast Live Oak
- Farm Supply Company donated supplies needed for the drip system