January 17, 2018

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On a surprisingly gorgeous December morning, the San Lorenzo Earth Team interns were back at Oyster Bay to continue their restoration work.

Last time, the team focused primarily on invasive species removal. This time they did the complete opposite – they planted native plant species!

The day was led once again by Pamela Beitz of East Bay Regional Parks (thanks Pam!). She showed the team all the steps necessary to plant our plants of the day. First, the planting sites needed to be cleared of duff and other...

January 17, 2018

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Tabling at San Lorenzo High

Near the end of the first semester, the San Lorenzo Earth Team interns ran a lunch time tabling session to inform their peers about urban forestry and its benefits. The team worked for 2 weeks to prepare materials for the event. Some students worked on creating two brochures: one on the environmental benefits of trees and the other on the social and economic benefits of trees (note: trees have a LOT of benefits!). Another group made a flyer that explained how to use Open Tree Map, the...

January 3, 2018

As 2017 came to a close, interns at Richmond High took some time to reflect on their experience with Earth Team thus far. From litter clean ups and murals to planting trees, the team had a lot to accomplish. Here are what some interns had to say:

So far in the first semester it has been fun. Being able to go and do tree inventory, cleaning up local parks and educating others on environmental issues makes me feel accomplished. Knowing that I am helping out my community in some way, shape or form makes me feel that I am actually

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January 3, 2018

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Near the end of 2017, the tree planting sites at Wanlass Park were overrun by weeds and in need of some attention. This prompted our Richmond High intern group to dedicate a meeting to site maintenance and also use the opportunity to collect some important inventory data. Unfortunately is was raining, but that didn’t stop our team! Donning ponchos, they worked hard (and got dirty!).

Let’s start...

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