Date:Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Time:Doors open at 6:45 PM
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM
Place:Aptos Grange, 2555 Mar Vista Dr., Aptos

Coastal Habitat Education Environmental Restoration
Guest Speaker: Herman Garcia

Coastal Habitat Education Environmental Restoration, also known as CHEER, is an organization with a fresh take on environmental programming. Its mission is to restore coastal ecosystems but do so in a way that safeguards resource-based local economies. CHEER recognizes that varied interests are represented in local economies. It believes that assessing and reconciling these interests so that each group profits by cooperation in restoration efforts is the key to more effective environmental programming. Among other efforts, CHEER has participated in steelhead rescues in Uvas Creek.

President Herman Garcia was born and raised in Gilroy, California. He worked for 28 years as a local businessman; he was publicly recognized for his unsurpassed dedication to positive social change. He is an avid outdoorsman who knows the needs of the environment through his past involvement with projects impacting the quality of life in Gilroy. Herman has 87 pages of newspaper articles and awards alluding to his activism and dedication to his community.

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