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February 2, 2018

IMG_2428For their second meeting of the year, Antioch Earth Team visited the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge to get some hands on experience with the species living there.  The interns spent 2 hours exploring both sites within the refuge, and learning how to expertly identify juvenile Antioch Dunes Evening-Primrose and Contra Costa Wallflower.

The interns were able to see the sites and species that they...

February 2, 2018

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On January 11, 2018 Earth Team Program Associate Joelle Alley traveled to Alhambra Hight to present to the Earth Team about the research she had collected regarding the effects of cigarette waste on aquatic environments.  Based off this research Earth Team staff developed an easy to use calculator that simulates the amounts of the top ten heavy metals found in cigarette waste for a specific number of cigarette butts.

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Earth Team interns will use this tool to calculate the amount of...

February 2, 2018

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On Monday January 15, 2018 the dedicated Earth Team interns from LPS Oakland rose early on their day off  to lend a hand to service at the MLK Shoreline in honor of MLK Day.  Interns came with a purpose to collect data and collect trash.  MLK Shoreline is the drainage point for the majority of Oakland’s creeks.  As the creeks travel from the Oakland Hills, where they begin, down through the city to the shoreline, they carry with them all the litter that has made its way into them via storm drains, wind,...

January 25, 2018

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Louis Terrazas, US Fish And Wildlife Service, discusses invasive plants and the threat they pose to endangered species.

As a new year began, Antioch Earth Team started preparing for their newest project: restoration at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge.  For their first meeting of 2018, interns were joined by Louis Terrazas of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  He is a specialist at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, and an expert on restoration and conservation of sensitive species.

The team learned about the two endangered plant species protected at the National...

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