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New Kiosk Highlights the Benefits of Guadalupe’s Native Garden

i Apr 17th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

On Tuesday, April 17th the Guadalupe Nipomo Dunes Center in collaboration with State Parks and the City of Guadalupe, installed an information kiosk in the Native Plant Garden located at Campodonico and 7th Streets in Guadalupe.

kiosk install2The Dunes Center would like to thank our partners at State Parks for their generous donation of the refurbished informational kiosk, and delivering it to the Native Garden. Thank you to the City of Guadalupe, and the help of Mike Pena and his team of Public Works Staff, who supported our project and installed the kiosk that same afternoon.

The kiosk includes a new two-sided lock box to highlight the benefits and impact of our Native Garden, and to provide the public with information about the Dunes Center, events and our surrounding natural areas.

The efforts to improve the city lot with a native garden started in 2010 as part of a Service Learning project through the Dune Center’s FITS (Fun in the Sun) Program.  Over the past year our team worked diligently to aquire funding assistance to improve the Guadalupe Native Garden. We received great news last month from PG&E, they will provide $1,500 in funding for garden improvements including a decomposed granite path and signage.

Special thanks to Kevin Small, Principal with PleinAire, a landscape architecture firm, who reviewed our plant list & layout and has provided his input to improve our site.

Our garden would not look the way it does today without the numerous plant donations and countless hours of volunteer maintenance.

Visit our garden at the corner of Campodonico and 7th Streets in Guadalupe. A webpage dedicated to the Native Garden is in the works so check back for updates.

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