All PVHS students were invited to volunteer after school and help interns complete their final litter assessment using NOAA’s Marine Debris Tracker App. Volunteers broke up into teams led by Earth Team interns and spread out across campus to target litter hotspots.
In just under 2 hours we collected 3,166 pieces of litter!
Afterward, the team discussed the importance of maintaining and protecting their local watershed. Cleaning up litter on campus is an effort to prevent litter ending up in Pinole Creek and eventually the Pacific Ocean. We were glad to see how many students cared about their community and wanted to help make a difference that day.
Earth Team was impressed with the hard work put in by each student volunteer! We hope to see them again at future Earth Team events.