March 12, 2018
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San Lorenzo High interns Aubury (bottom) and Bella (top) exploring the creek.

After taking a few months off from conducting tree inventory, it’s time for San Lorenzo High interns to get back in the swing of tree ID and tree inventory so that they can continue logging trees in April and May. To refresh the topic in their minds, we went on a trip...

March 12, 2018

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At the end of February, our intern team from San Lorenzo High got up early on a Saturday to present at the 2018 Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) Conference at Laney College in Oakland. The YES Conference is put on annually by Spare the Air with sponsorship from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. At this event, students, teachers, and youth leaders from the Bay Area come together to discuss transportation, climate change, and air quality. At this year’s conference, there were youth from all...

March 9, 2018

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This week, Laura from Rails-to- Trails visited Kennedy’s Earth Team. Rails-to-Trails is a nonprofit that turns abandoned railways into trails for walking, biking, and playing. Laura took us through the process of developing the Richmond Greenway, explaining how they find opportunities for these transformations and why it takes so long to break ground on a new project. Students also enjoyed looking at before and after...

February 2, 2018

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This week, the Kennedy Earth Team interns participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service organized by Friends of the Richmond Greenway. Several organizations hosted volunteer projects along the Greenway including The Watershed Project (TWP). The Kennedy students helped TWP in the never-ending battle against Bermuda grass and other weeds.

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This MLK day of service also celebrated the grand opening of Unity Park, a public space spanning several blocks of the Richmond Greenway. Unity Park is a result of significant community collaboration and...

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