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stewardship with place “I grew up in Denver and never thought about how we interact with the land and how that shapes our opinions about it,” he said. “I’ve learned a lot of great outdoor skills, but I’ve also learned how to appreciate where I am. If you have the ability to be present, whether on the beach with a beautiful backdrop or in a camp kitchen, you have the ability to be happy wherever you are. “There is no task too small or insignificant to put all of our attention into doing it,” he added. “No matter what you are doing, you have to pay attention to each detail. It’s important.” For the final, the class designed and developed a project to implement within the Linfield community. They proposed improving the Cozine Creek area on campus, including removing invasive species and planting native plants and vegetation. The plan also called for installing benches and creating an area that might appeal to students. Final design and implementation details are being finalized. Summer 2015 l i n f i e l d m a g a z i n e - 1 3 The beauty and solitude of Westwind, a wilderness area along the Oregon Coast, provided opportunities for students in a January Term class to repair trails, transplant native beach grass and study the history and ecology of the area. The class helped students to understand how stewardship and sustainability are connected and how a sense of place inspires individuals to care for it. – Mardi Mileham Watch video: youtube.com/linfieldcollege/videos


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