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February 23, 2016

wanlass group photo blog

On February 13th, 2016 over fifty volunteers came out to support our Urban Forestry interns in their efforts to plant a demonstration forest in their community. Students designed the space and selected native tree species for their urban forest located at Wanlass Park in the City of San Pablo. In one day our interns educated the community on the benefits of urban forestry, the intentions behind their design and demonstrated the correct way to plant trees. We were able to plant and stake 20 trees on this memorable spring day!...

February 9, 2016

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This past Saturday, I attended the youth job fair held by East Bay Regional Park. Although I had the intention to go there to explore future opportunities in jobs (post-grad) I quickly realized that I was wrong. The fair was directed towards teen internships and entry-level jobs. Nevertheless, I still learned new things, met interesting people, and overall became exposed to the huge variety of positions that the park offers.

Each station at the fair offered explanations, salaries, calendars, and descriptions of each of their jobs. Some station examples included...

February 8, 2016

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On Wednesday, February 2nd, Oakland High interns gathered together to host their own Campus Cleanup. Weeks prior to the event they prepared; dividing into working groups to organize their event. At the end of the day, they collected over 8pounds of litter on campus in their litter hotspot areas! Here are some of the highlights from that day straight from the interns’ perspectives:

“During campus cleanup I was in charge of collecting data of the litter that was collected. I categorized the trash to have detailed data. This required good teamwork and communication...

February 3, 2016

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Last week Urban Forestry Interns hit the streets with their flyers and talking points about the importance of Urban Forestry. Their goal was to get 10 neighbors to adopt a tree to increase the tree density in their community. Even though we did not get a neighbor to agree- students were prepared, positive, and excited about the experience. Read more about their time canvasing in their reflections below:

“Last week, on Monday Jan 25, 2016, my group and I went neighborhood canvassing. We knocked on atleast 30 homes. It was really hard...

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