Working to protect the coastal regions around CLU, students and faculty contributed to several efforts to clean up area
watersheds this fall. During Freshman Orientation in September, 425 new members of the Cal Lu community removed trash from the Ventura
riverbed before it washed into the nearby Pacific Ocean. Even university president Chris Kimball got in on this environmentally responsible
activity, and five tons of trash were collected in a few short hours. As part of Fall Service Day, hundreds of CLU students fanned out across the
region to participate in service activities ranging from wildlife restoration to senior citizen outreach. Forty-five students joined local civic groups
to help clean the creek systems of the nearby Conejo Valley, removing 604 pounds of waste products before they contaminated coastal habitats.