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October 15, 2008 > NUMMI and Math Science Nucleus partner to restore Tyson Lagoon

NUMMI and Math Science Nucleus partner to restore Tyson Lagoon

Submitted By Lance Tomasu

New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) donated $1,000 to Math Science Nucleus (MSN) for their efforts in putting together an environmentally focused community service project on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008.

"Last weekend's effort was a great partnership" said Joyce Blueford, Math Science Nucleus's board president. "NUMMI team members and their families worked very hard in restoring the Tule Ponds, a local wildlife habitat."

"It's a unique opportunity for NUMMI to give back to our community and help the environment," said Kent Ogura, president and CEO of NUMMI. "We are glad to donate our time and money to a great cause."

More than 40 NUMMI employees and their families volunteered for a half day of hard work. Volunteer tasks included clearing overgrown paths, pruning willow trees, trimming native plants, and mulching in a butterfly meadow.

"Partnerships like the one with NUMMI help make educating the community possible," said Blueford. "MSN's mission is to provide a place where teachers and students can learn about the local ecosystem. And large projects like this one really help."

MSN is the caretaker of Tyson Lagoon, a 17-acre site in Fremont. The site is unique in having both a natural and constructed wetland combined into a single ecosystem. MSN also hosts teacher workshops, field trips and scientific research for the local community.

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