June 1, 1999 Vol. III, No. 17

Planning Board Endorses Orange Grove Preservation The Cal State Northridge Campus Planning Board on May 17 unanimously adopted a policy statement calling for the preservation in perpetuity of the university's historic orange grove, a six-acre area celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

Geography professor Robert Gohstand, chair of the CSUN Historic Orange Grove Committee that works to preserve the area as a reminder of the San Fernando Valley's agricultural past, said the new statement reinforces a prior one adopted by the campus board in 1972.

Gohstand said the grove, located in the southeast corner of campus near Nordhoff Street and Zelzah Avenue, has about 600 trees. The grove committee has an adopt-a-tree program for $100-a-year and encourages donations and volunteers to maintain the grove.

For information or to support the grove, Gohstand can be reached by phone at (818) 677-3513 or x3532, by e-mail at robert.gohstand@csun.edu, or by fax at (818) 677-2723.


June 1, 1999

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