San Lorenzo High School

November 3, 2015

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“We have completed many litter assessments in Semester 1. We first split into groups, got gloves, trash bags, litter pickers, and data cards and went to different areas to record our findings. First we started on campus and then branching out to San Lorenzo River next to our school. We would split up into groups along the main streets next to the San Lorenzo River and then meet up at Meek Park to discuss our findings. We used the data we collected on campus and off campus to create...

October 27, 2015
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Finding a medium sized stinkwort plant

The weed warriors event was held last sunday to try to help some of the endangered species that are being affected by the overgrowth of weeds such as Stinkwort and Ice Plant. These plants are taking over habitat, causing harm to the Pickleweed plant and the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse mice who eat from it.

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High turnout of volunteers clearing our hundreds
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October 20, 2015

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Last year our main focus was targeting litter on our campus, we collected data and found that Apple & Eve juice boxes was the number   one source of litter on our campus. Then We made a petition asking Apple & Eve to change their packaging. 

We started the petition by brainstorming ideas to stop or change the littering on our campus. Throughout last year we worked our hardest to make a difference we achieved to get signatures from 6,859 throughout the world. Our school is not the only...

October 5, 2015

Over twenty students participated in a community service event on November 26th, 2015, planting twenty California native Elderberry trees to create shade on our campus, and pruning countless trees and shrubs while removing invasive species from San Lorenzo High School’s native plant garden.  These efforts both prepare the native plant garden for the annual plant sale/native garden tour to take place in May, as well as maintain San Lorenzo’s sustainable landscaping.  In the process, students learned how to successfully transplant young trees and prune mature ones.

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