Alum Native Seed Collector Helps Dune Restoration and More
NPR's "All Things Considered" ran a story that featured Heather Liljengren '04 (environmental design). A field taxonomist with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, she collects seeds for a native plants seed bank. Liljengren was on a routine mission at Far Rockaway, Queens, just before Hurricane Sandy, collecting seeds from grasses that help stabilize the dunes, which were totally washed away. Now, those seeds will likely be a part in restoring those beaches.