Pinole Valley High School

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...

December 14, 2015

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Last week, EarthTeam interns from Pinole Valley High School hosted a litter removal along the stretch of creek adjacent to their high school. It had been raining heavily throughout the prior days, but we were treated to a break in the storm, perfectly timed for the end of the school day, and the beginning of the cleanup.

EarthTeam interns passed out trash bags, gloves, and litter pickers to the students who had heard about the pickup from their classmates during classroom announcements, or over the loud speaker. As they walked down the trail, they...

October 21, 2013

The Waste Action Project is one of EarthTeam's most popular programs. Last year alone Waste Action reached over 1,600 students at 18 schools in the East Bay. Both the process and the results make an impact on students, teachers and school communities. Check out this inside look at how a waste audit works with this stellar group of leaders from Pinole Valley High School. Click "Read More" below.