February 9, 2018

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On Saturday January 13, 2018 Earth Team’s from LPS Oakland and Skyline High School joined forces with Save the Bay to participate in their Restoration Education Program at MLK Shoreline in Oakland.  Save the Bay was founded in 1961 and has since dedicated itself to protecting the San Francisco Bay and its estuarine habitat areas.

The sun was shining and the winds were calm which made for a perfect outdoor learning environment.  The two teams mixed themselves up and participated in a range of activities from geography and watershed education and presentations...

February 2, 2018

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After a much deserved winter break, Alhambra Earth Team interns returned to Rumrill Blvd. for their first litter assessment of the semester. Using the Marine Debris Tracker the team was able to track all the litter collected by GPS and categorize it by type of litter.  The Marine Debris Tracker places collected trash into one of 8 categories: Plastic, Metal, Glass, Rubber, Cloth, Paper and Lumber, Fishing Gear, and Other Items.  Returning interns took...

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 January 23, 2018 LPS Oakland Earth Team Traveled up the Peralta Creek to gather litter and water quality data.  This semester the team will be tracking the Peralta Creek from its headwaters to its drainage point.  They have designated three pivotal locations along the creek: Peralta Creek Park (Headwaters), Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Mid-creek Location), and the East Creek Slough of MLK Shoreline (Drainage Location).  Their goal is to track litter accumulation...

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