March 23, 2017

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On Sunday, Feb 26th interns partnered up with Friends of Sausal Creek (FOSC) for a Trail Crew work day. Joined by over 20 community members, interns worked on repairing and restoring the trails of Dimond Creek Park by widening the trail, removing invasive’s, leveling ground, and more.

Interns experienced many firsts such as; scaling a wooden blank to get over the creek, trying the native minors lettuce, seeing poison oak, holding a salamander and much more!

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March 8, 2017

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Pinole Valley Earth Team is launching their first two school-wide events! Our goal is to educate and make a difference in our community. We plan to do so by hosting an invasive species removal event and creek clean up. During these past few months, Pinole Valley Earth team has acquired experience from various locations across the Bay Area, removing invasive species and conducting litter assessments. We...

February 19, 2017

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*STUDENT BLOG*

On February 7th we took an excursion to Fern Ravine in the Oakland Hills to do some planting and beautification with Friends of Sausal Creek. Friends of Sausal Creek is an organization with the intention to restore, maintain and protect Sausal Creek. They focus on educating the community on the importance of our environment and...

February 15, 2017

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Interns spent their weekly meeting this Valentine’s Day testing water samples from 4 different locations, Lake Merritt in Oakland, Antioch Marina, stormwater runoff near Antioch High, and tap water from Antioch High. Parameters tested were dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, temperature, turbidity, and salinity. Interns learned how to conduct WQ testing and what each parameter indicates and how it can affect species. As well as differences in salinity in Bay Water closer to the Pacific Ocean. Interns first hypothesized what they believed the pH and dissolved oxygen levels would be in each sample, after...

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