November 29, 2017

IMG_2172Antioch Earth Team headed back out to the Upper Sand Creek Basin to learn a new skill: plant monitoring. On this particular Tuesday, the team focused on identifying, counting, and monitoring Coast Live Oaks that were planted in the basin by volunteers years ago.

Baseline data was compiled from existing documents showing general locations of volunteer planting sites and Coast Live Oak estimated numbers. Interns...

November 29, 2017

IMG_2018.JPGAntioch High Earth Team suited up in ponchos to do restoration and water testing in the rain.  The group of environmental leaders from Antioch High School is focusing their effort this semester on restoration in the Upper Sand Creek Basin.  They spent this particular Saturday testing water at various locations along Sand Creek.

The water in this basin flows in from Sand Creek as well...

November 29, 2017

FullSizeRenderSkyline Earth Team and San Lorenzo Earth Team joined forces to help make Oyster Bay Regional Park a more beautiful place! The two teams of environmental leaders worked under the direction of Pamela Beitz of East Bay Regional Parks.  She taught the team how to identify Stinkwort and Pampas Grass, and how to effectively remove both invasive species from the restoration area.

The interns focused...

November 29, 2017
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Baetidae, or Small Minnow May Fly, collected in Sausal Creek Watershed

An expert on benthic macro-invertebrates, or bugs, has been helping Skyline Earth Team collect samples and inventory invertebrates throughout Sausal Creek Watershed. Interns have spent recent weeks testing water at different sites along Sausal Creek, and these tests have included...

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