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Kendall Frost reserve

The Campaign for UC San Diego:

Kendall-Frost Field Station

We have until October of 2020 to match an offer of $1 million for a new education, research, & outreach center at Kendall-Frost Marsh.

The Mission Bay Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve is part of the UC Natural Reserve System, a network of 41 undeveloped and protected natural lands throughout California. Each reserve is a vital resource for the University of California to fulfill its mission to educate, research, and serve the public. They act as living laboratories for field researchers, unbounded classrooms for students, and provide the singular inspiration of nature for all.

Students and faculty at the Division of Biological Sciences and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have been studying the marsh in northeast Mission Bay since the 1940s. Thanks to the generosity of the Kendall and Frost families, the property became one of the founding reserves of the UC Natural System in 1965. This extraordinary gift preserves the last 40 acres of salt marsh in Mission Bay, just 1% of the marsh originally covering the area, and provides a precious asset in our efforts to educate the public and to develop creative solutions to an array of environmental threats to our region.

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