On November 23rd, 2013, volunteers from the Simple Green team took part in the largest planting event of the year held by the Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. It was a brisk Saturday morning on which more than 200 volunteers came together on the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station to plant native shrubs in honor of National Public Lands Day.
The refuge is a 965-acre salt marsh, and has been located on the Weapons Station since it was first established in 1972. Jointly managed by the Navy and the Fish and Wildlife Service, the refuge is home to two endangered bird species and remains one of the few undeveloped coastal areas in Southern California. A record-breaking number of shrubs were planted by the volunteers in attendance, leaving both the refuge staff and the native critters very happy.