Restoration Action Project
The Restoration Action Project is a curriculum-connected project designed to educate middle and high school classes in local restoration projects. The program consists of three or more class visits and two or more field days, and is often used to fulfill service-learning project requirements and to give classes opportunities to interact with their local parks and creeks. Restoration ecology education topics range from water quality assessment, erosion control, invasive species control methods, and plant propagation, to wetlands functions/ hydrology and redwood reforestation. Students engage in thought-provoking discussions that encourage further environmental stewardship. Restoration field work takes place at a variety of sites in partnership with several organizations (see Community Collaborators). Ongoing project sites include: Sausal Creek, Dow Wetlands, Wildcat Creek, Point Pinole, San Pablo Creek, and Pinole Creek.