November 4, 2016

Video courtesy of: http://www.cccleanwater.org/

Pinole Valley High Earth Team interns have conducted their 2nd litter assessment of Pinole Creek and Pinole Valley High this week. Litter is a major environmental issue worldwide. 70% of marine debris litter is land based and travels down storm drains, through creeks, and streams, and eventually to beautiful SF Bay. From there litter floats into the Pacific Coast and onward. The most common type of litter is cigarette butts, and plastic. Earth Team discovered this firsthand. Plastics and cigarette butts made the majority of the litter removed...

October 26, 2016

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EarthTeam intern, Emily Banuelos,conducting WQ tests at Pinole Creek.

PVHS EarthTeam interns have began water quality monitoring of Pinole Creek! The site selected for bi-weekly WQ tests is directly behind the Pinole Library, and less than a mile upstream from the newly completed Fish Passage. The passage was implemented in order for endanger ed Steelhead, to effectively travel across the stretch of Pinole Creek below the I-80 Highway. These incredible species travel upstream from the Bay, to spawning grounds in fresh water. EarthTeam’s WQ monitoring will allow interns to determine if the...

September 21, 2016
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Alameda ET interns and community volunteers at the annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

Alameda High EarthTeam interns did an amazing job on Saturday, September 17, helping community members of Contra Costa County remove litter from Wildcat Creek. Their efforts were a part of much larger environmental action day, calledIMG_3239.jpg Coastal Cleanup Day. Every year in mid September environmental stewards and community members all over California come together and remove as much litter from our waterways and coastal beaches as possible. This inspiring initiative...

September 9, 2016

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Antioch EarthTeam Alumni, Cassie Lanphere, showing her support for this years internship.

EarthTeam launched their 2016-2017 school year recruitment at Antioch High this Thursday. Program associate, Julia Dorosh, presented to 7 classes consisting of sophomores, juniors, seniors. The energy was high, and students had many questions. EarthTeam Alumni Cassie Lanphere, shown above, Latavia Bates, and MacKenzie Gunian shared their EarthTeam experiences with their peers, and were so pleased with the program they are reapplying this year.

2016- 2017 Antioch High EarthTeam interns will be continuing the work that was started during last...

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