Pinole Valley High School

November 4, 2016

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

Pinole Valley High EarthTeam 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 your beautiful SF Bay. From there litter floats into the Pacific Coast and onward. The most common type of litter is cigarette butts, and plastic. EarthTeam discovered this firsthand. Plastics and cigarette butts made the majority of the litter removed along Pinole Creek....

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...

October 26, 2016
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Intern, Emily Banuelos, using a WQ probe to test Pinole Creek.

PVHS Earth Team interns have began water quality (WQ) 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 endangered ...

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...