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December 15, 2016

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The Skyline interns braved some wet weather to install native plants in Redwood Regional Park with Friends of Sausal Creek on Wednesday December 14th, 2016.

FOSC and Earth Team staff taught the interns about native plants and why they are often the best species choice for planting. Compared to plants from other climates and geographies, native plants are the best adapted to the Bay Area conditions. For example, most natives are drought tolerant, an important qualities especially during our current lack sufficient precipitation.

The interns successfully installed almost 100 plants of a large variety;...

December 14, 2016

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To finish of the year, SLZ interns piled into the van and headed to the Altamont Landfill, one of the biggest and most technologically advanced landfills in the nation. Joined by Sarah Fockler, Environmental Protection Specialist for Altamont Landfill Waste Management of Northern California, interns went on a driving tour of the 2,000 acre property. It was an eye-opening experience so say the least, and a site...

December 2, 2016

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The Urban Forestry interns returned to a site above Pinole Creek where they planted 14 trees a few weeks ago. The interns took careful measurements of the new tree’s diameter and GPS location. The information will be added to Earth Team’s online map tool, www.zerolitter.org. Today, when you visit the map, you can see the location and species of the trees Earth Team interns have planted in the...

December 1, 2016

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This past weekend, interns braved the cold, rainy weather and partnered up with Oakland Recycles to educate their local community about composting. Oakland’s new waste management initiative starting back in July, where multi-family dwelling homes, known commonly as apartments, were provided a green cart for collecting their food waste and yard trimmings.

With the infrastructure in place, Oakland...

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