JF Kennedy / Richmond LPS Air Quality

February 2, 2018

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This week, the Kennedy Earth Team interns participated in the Martin Luther King Day of Service organized by Friends of the Richmond Greenway. Several organizations hosted volunteer projects along the Greenway including The Watershed Project (TWP). The Kennedy students helped TWP in the never-ending battle against Bermuda grass and other weeds.

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This MLK day of service also celebrated the grand opening of Unity Park, a public space spanning several blocks of the Richmond Greenway. Unity Park is a result of significant community collaboration and...

December 20, 2017
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Cherymae and Brittany planting Deer grass

Saturday, the Kennedy Earth Team participated in the 2nd Saturday Volunteer Day with The Watershed Project at the Richmond Greenway. They worked diligently to remove invasive species and plant natives alongside other students from around the Bay, including Richmond High Earth Team interns.

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December 19, 2017

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This week’s after school meeting took place at Davis Park where the Kennedy Earth Team continued their vegetation monitoring project. The interns have been working with an application called Calflora to identify and record occurrences of certain native species. This week, they observed Cottonwood, Toyon, California coffeeberry, Coyote brush, Coast live oak, and Buckeye.

All of the interns have steadily become more...

October 20, 2017

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The shoreline festival was an event where members of the community could talk with organizations who all generally had an environmentally friendly focus. Earth Team attended the North Richmond Shoreline Festival with Kennedy and Richmond High. Kennedy interns worked to make a balloon popping game to teach kids about the effects of climate change. We...