Richmond High School Urban Forestry

April 11, 2018

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If you have ever been to the U.C. Berkeley Botanical Gardens, you would probably know that they span over 30 acres of land and house over 10,000 types of plants. Opened in 1890, this facility has supported teaching, research, and conservation in relation to plant biology and diversity. Our team from Richmond High had the chance to visit this vast garden earlier this week and they were amazed at the huge variety of flora.

Upon the team’s arrival, they were split into two groups, each of which was given a docent led “tree tour”...

March 12, 2018
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Attendees circling up to start the day.

On March 3rd, Earth Team interns from Richmond High School continued their work with the City of San Pablo to transform Wanlass Park into an educational urban forest. After weeks of preparation and planning, our Richmond High team hosted a community tree planting event, inviting community members and several other Earth Team schools. Though the weather was...

January 3, 2018

As 2017 came to a close, interns at Richmond High took some time to reflect on their experience with Earth Team thus far. From litter clean ups and murals to planting trees, the team had a lot to accomplish. Here are what some interns had to say:

So far in the first semester it has been fun. Being able to go and do tree inventory, cleaning up local parks and educating others on environmental issues makes me feel accomplished. Knowing that I am helping out my community in some way, shape or form makes me feel that I am actually

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January 3, 2018

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Near the end of 2017, the tree planting sites at Wanlass Park were overrun by weeds and in need of some attention. This prompted our Richmond High intern group to dedicate a meeting to site maintenance and also use the opportunity to collect some important inventory data. Unfortunately is was raining, but that didn’t stop our team! Donning ponchos, they worked hard (and got dirty!).

Let’s start...