Alum Native Seed Collector Helps Dune Restoration and More
Monday, June 24, 2013
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.
Develop Springfield team (l to r). Front: Karl Allen '82 (computer science), MS '13 (resource economics), MRP '16; Sarah Spencer '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Stacy Wasserman '05 (women's studies), MRP '15; and Jay Minkarah, executive director, Develop Springfield; Back: Gregory Lewis MRP '15; John "Jay" Rosa MRP '15; Calliope Bosen '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Caitlin Michniewicz '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; Alexander Mello '13 (environmental design), MRP '16; and Mark Berube MRP '15.