February 25, 2019


In partnership with Friends of Sausal Creek, Skyline students spent the afternoon working at the Jingletown Native Plant Garden. The site, which FOSC maintains, is located along a wall of beautiful murals in Oakland’s Jingletown neighborhood. A short walk away, Sausal Creek makes its exit, draining into the Oakland Estuary near Fruitvale Bridge Park.

The group of interns started their day at the creek outflow, reflecting on the many different forms...

February 1, 2019


Pinole interns made a visit to Point Pinole Regional Shoreline last month and helped park rangers with their restoration efforts to maintain the park’s marshland. Marsh wetlands serve many ecological purposes and they are duly important as our first line of defense against rising sea tides. After a short hike down Cook’s Point trail, we arrived at Whittel Marsh. Here interns put their strength to the test...

January 31, 2019


The start of a new semester brought new friends to Antioch High’s Earth Team largely due to the success of peer presentations and recruitment in December. After the first month back, it’s safe to say that every new member is integrating well with the organizational culture of Earth Team’s Sustainable Youth Internship program. Everyone on the team has done an outstanding job of demonstrating the level of...

January 7, 2019


For over a month, Pinole Earth Team has been excited to begin installation of a native plant garden adjacent to Pinole Creek. We spent one Saturday morning this Fall planting 15 new native plants including California White Sage, California Sagebrush, Yarrow, and Deergrass. Native plants such as these are important for a variety of bee, bird, and butterfly populations.


For several interns, it was their first time gardening and they all expressed how much fun they had that morning. While some planted, others worked on equally...

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