Richmond High School Urban Forestry

November 8, 2017

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At the end of October, RHS interns teamed up with Alhambra High interns to continue work on an environmentally themed mural on 23rd street in Richmond. Designed by interns at John F. Kennedy High, the mural depicts both what the environment will be like if we continue business as usual (industrialized and dirty) and what the environment could look like if we stepped up as responsible stewards (community...

November 8, 2017

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On October 21, RHS interns participated in their first tree planting event of the school year. This tree planting project at Wanlass Park in San Pablo is Richmond High’s main project of the year and is funded by RELEAF and supported by the City of San Pablo. The purpose of this project is to create an educational urban forest where the surrounding community can come enjoy nature and learn about trees and the benefits of urban forestry. The project is designed specifically to give disadvantaged communities access to green spaces in addition...

November 6, 2017

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On October 19, 2017, Earth Team board member and retired UC Berkeley professor Joe McBride came into RHS’s weekly meeting to teach our interns what urban forestry is and its benefits.

Interns learned that urban forestry is the management and care of trees in urban settings with the intent of improving urban environments. There is a lot of work that goes into...

October 10, 2017

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During the last three Richmond High Earth Team meetings, interns both learned about sea level rise and prepared to have a table at the Point Pinole Shoreline Festival. The interns have two roles at the festival: the first is to host a climate change game/activity for the community, and the second is to participate in a march to help the community visualize sea level rise. To introduce the subject, guest speaker Lauren Woodfill of The Watershed Project prepared a brief presentation and activity for the interns. Here is what one student had...