Entries by Jeanne Marquis

Interviews with China Lake Association leadership; Goal is to educate, re-engage membership

by Jeanne Marquis The China Lake Association (CLA) elected a new president, Stephen Greene, which established Scott Pierz as the president emeritus for his seven-year service. Scott Pierz will remain active with the CLA, aid in the leadership transition while his passion for lake management will be shared to a greater area as the Executive […]

China Lake annual meeting reflects on association mission

by Jeanne Marquis The 2021 Annual Meeting of the China Lake Association (CLA) was a reflection on how vital their mission is to restore and protect the quality of China Lake. The many speakers and quality of the information shared at this meeting demonstrated the important collaborations CLA has forged with the numerous related environmental […]

The 2021 China Lake watershed based survey completed

by Jeanne Marquis China Lake Association has announced the China Lakes Watershed-Based Survey has been completed and available to the public on their Website at https://www.chinalakeassociation.org/news. The China Lake Watershed Survey systematically documented areas of soil erosion, ascertained the level of severity at each site and recommended viable solutions. The watershed survey is part of […]

China School’s Forest opens a new trail

by Jeanne Marquis China School’s Forest opens the North Loop trail after a team of volunteers cleared brush and fallen trees. It has been twenty years since this portion of the forest had been opened for hikers. The North Loop trail is easy to find heading down the main trail toward the power lines, and […]

Albion’s parade reminds us what’s important

by Jeanne Marquis When Jessica Norton felt ill late last month, her son Colbyn Cole’s inner superhero sprung into action bringing her whatever he thought would make her feel better. Colbyn’s heroic nature revved into high gear when he knew he had to call his grandma to tell her that his mom was really sick. […]

Teaching in the year of Covid-19

by Jeanne Marquis Covid-19 has created unprecedented times in our schools, full of challenges for parents, students and teachers alike. I had the opportunity to interview one of our local seasoned teachers, Ron Maxwell, a science teacher with China Middle School, who gave a frank look into what it is like to teach during this […]

China residents discuss Causeway improvements at hearing

Causeway construction in China to last through mid-November by Jeanne Marquis The completion of the Phase II Causeway Road bridge will provide a more walkable, accessible and family friendly area for residents and visitors. As with any renovation project, this one comes with a degree of inconvenience and mess, but this project also has generated […]