Otay Delta Serves as Outdoor Classroom for High Tech High Chula Vista Students

In late May, 50 sophomores from High Tech High Chula Vista visited the Otay Delta restoration project to help River Partners and US Fish and Wildlife Service monitor native plants within the trail buffer. Using a dichotomous key, students learned to identify and collect information on the 18 species mix of native grasses and broadleaves planted in the buffer areas on either sides of the main hiking/biking trail on site. The data will be used to calculate plant survivorship and assess whether the restoration project is meeting project objectives.

The above article originally appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of the River Partners Journal.