Corps joins Chumash to celebrate reunification of Morro Rock
Col. Julie A. Balten, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, accepts a symbolic handful of rock from Corps biologist Natalie Martinez-Takeshita, as part of a human chain respectfully transferring stones considered sacred by the Chumash people. The rock is being relocated from the Port San Luis Breakwater repair project to create an artificial reef in adjacent Estero Bay. The stone was quarried from Morro Rock more than a century ago.

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