Alameda Earth Team will now be spending their Thursday after school time helping to restore Crown Memorial Beach with the East Bay Regional Park District. Interns will be working with EBRPD staff member Ross Mitchell to remove invasive species from various locations around Crown Memorial Beach and planting native species. These native species will provide habitat for native birds and other species, helping make Crown Memorial Beach the ultimate birding location.
Interns are still continuing to help restore Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline during their weekend field days. Interns will be hosting a Community Restoration Field Day in February, further details will be provided shortly.
“Outdoor work is so cool because you get physical evidence of the work you just completed”- Alex English
“Our work at Crown Memorial Beach will help our local community and wildlife by reintroducing native species and educate visitors on the importance of these species since they are to put signs up in the garden.” -Leilani LaBrie
Alameda interns finished the first semester of their internship by completing a lighthearted environmental PSA video about waste and how it can affect the the bay shown above.. Interns were inspired to create the video to show their peers, after conducting their very own waste audit. The data from the audit surprised interns and pushed them to change the numbers, and see significant differences by the end of this new semester. Interns were pleased to discover that their student body was very productive and accurate with disposing of compost material in the proper bin. This new semester interns will perform a second waste audit to see if the data has changed favorably, and will also continue focusing on restoring Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline. Interns will be hosting their very own restoration events, that students and volunteers are welcome to come too. More information will be provided soon for anyone interested.
Special thanks to our amazing cast: Janne Bruhns, Alex English, Emeline McMann-Chapman, Clinton Phan, Julie Vu, Jessica Yip, and Destin Wong!!