Gilroy Dispatch: “Mount Madonna School Students Work to Revitalize Campus Lake Ecosystem”

Gilroy Dispatch, 11/22/23, “Mount Madonna School students work to revitalize campus lake ecosystem.”

On a recent afternoon, wind-blown cumulus clouds filled the sky and sunlight permeated towering redwood trees and grassland meadows, reflecting off the water of a small lake on the Mount Madonna School (MMS) campus in the mountains above Gilroy. As senior students navigated a short hillside trail from their classroom down to the lake, they chatted and took in an expansive view of Monterey Bay.

The students were accompanied by their teacher, Sara Sobkoviak, and guest Sukhdev Pettengill, a former Mount Madonna Center (MMC) resident, whom the students had invited to talk with them about the lake’s origins and water quality testing, in preparation for new water quality testing they will initiate. Read more