Antioch High School

March 2, 2018

IMG_2570Continuing their work at the Antioch Dunes, local Earth Team interns returned to the National Wildlife Refuge to continue restoring habitat.

On this particular afternoon, the interns split into three groups to accomplish three different restoration objectives. One team took on the task of cleaning up and tracking litter that had washed up onto the beach during high tide using the Marine Debris Tracker app. ...

February 2, 2018

IMG_2498 (2)Students from Antioch Earth Team enjoyed the beautiful weather while doing restoration work at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge. The team arrived at 10:00am and broke into groups to take on different tasks.

One group was responsible for identifying and removing tobacco trees from around the dunes.  The process involved using large pruning shears to remove branches from the trees and weed wrenches to get as much of the root out of the ground as possible.  The interns did an awesome job, but said that the work was very challenging!

Another group...

February 2, 2018

IMG_2428For their second meeting of the year, Antioch Earth Team visited the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge to get some hands on experience with the species living there.  The interns spent 2 hours exploring both sites within the refuge, and learning how to expertly identify juvenile Antioch Dunes Evening-Primrose and Contra Costa Wallflower.

The interns were able to see the sites and species that they...

January 25, 2018

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Louis Terrazas, US Fish And Wildlife Service, discusses invasive plants and the threat they pose to endangered species.

As a new year began, Antioch Earth Team started preparing for their newest project: restoration at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge.  For their first meeting of 2018, interns were joined by Louis Terrazas of the US Fish and Wildlife Service.  He is a specialist at the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, and an expert on restoration and conservation of sensitive species.

The team learned about the two endangered plant species protected at the National...