February 18, 2016

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In January and February of 2016, our Pinole Valley High School interns have had the opportunity to work with EBMUD Ranger Virginia Northrop to harvest and stake Willow plants in the headwaters of Pinole Creek. Over the course of four visits, interns learned about the history of restoration projects on the land owned by EBMUD, harvested willow for future staking projects, and staked willow into two waterways to limit erosion with the intention to keep sediment from entering Pinole Creek. With their new skills, our interns will be able to harvest willow from around...

February 12, 2016
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Interns from Alameda HS EarthTeam joined Skyline HS EarthTeam to remove Coyote Brush from a wetland above Fern Ravine Creek

On February 6th, students from Skyline HS joined the Skyline High School EarthTeam and Friends of Sausal Creek to remove Coyote Bush from the wetland above Fern Ravine Creek. To advertise the workday, EarthTeam interns practiced their “elevator pitches” and rehearsed what they...

February 9, 2016

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This past Saturday, I attended the youth job fair held by East Bay Regional Park. Although I had the intention to go there to explore future opportunities in jobs (post-grad) I quickly realized that I was wrong. The fair was directed towards teen internships and entry-level jobs. Nevertheless, I still learned new things, met interesting people, and overall became exposed to the huge variety of positions that the park offers.

Each station at the fair offered explanations, salaries, calendars, and descriptions of each of their jobs. Some station examples included...

January 27, 2016

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“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

On Monday, January 18th, Richmond High Marine Debris Interns gathered at the Richmond Greenway to support at the MLK Day of Action.

Interns worked to educate community participants about watersheds alongside Liza Dadiomov from the Watershed Project using the Watershed Model.

Here is what interns had to say about the event:

“On MLK Day I helped out at the Greenway by educating kids. We had a model of a watershed...

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