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Irvington High School Change Project

Sunol-Ohlone Wilderness

Sunol-Ohlone Wilderness has two projects that are perfect for Irvington High School Change Project teams.

Sunol Invasive Plant Mitigation – up to 25 students (5 groups)

Students will work with Interpretive Staff to identify and remove invasive plants from along the Sunol Visitor Center section of Alameda Creek. We will be identifying plots, and using hand removal to eliminate invasive plants.

Note: We will have 6 dates chosen for work days at the Sunol Visitor Center. Students will be given individual log in for the Sunol Shiftboard group and will be expected to sign up for work days online.

Native Bee Box building – up to 10 student (2 Groups)

Students will work with Sunol Staff to design and prep for construction Native Bee Box Habitats. Much of this work will be done independently with direction from Sunol Staff. The finished product will include the prepared materials to construct the boxes at Wildflower Festival and educational instructions to accompany the completed boxes. Students will also be expected to volunteer at the Sunol Wildflower Festival on April 9, 2017 to help participants “build” the Bee Boxes that the students have prepared for construction.

Contact the Naturalist staff at svisit@ebparks.org for more information about these two environmentally helpful projects.

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Coyote Hills has two projects that are great for Irvington High School Change Project teams:

For the Bay

Trash collection and for students looking to turn this into a project, you can analyze the trash, categorize it and come up with a public awareness campaign
January 7th and 28th from 1:30-3:30pm

For the Birds

Annual cleaning out and fixing up of the bird boxes at Garin Regional Park
Saturday, February 11th, from 9am-noon
Contact the Naturalist staff at CHVisit@ebparks.org for more information about these two environmentally helpful projects. 

Crab Cove / Crown Memorial Beach

Thankful for the Bay Beach Cleanup

11/27/2016 (Sun) from 12:30pm to 2pm
CRAB COVE VISITOR CENTER - Show thanks for the shore by cleaning up the beach and searching for interesting items that have been washed ashore. Bring your own gloves and bucket or borrow ours. Meet at the Visitor Center.  For more information call Morgan at 510-544-3188.

Crab Cove Native Plant Gardening

Dec 27, 11am-2:30pm
Dec 28, 11am-2:30pm
Dec 29, 11am-2:30pm
Surrounding the Crab Cove Visitor Center are native plant and butterfly gardens.  They provide food for birds, butterflies, native bees (not the kind that sting), salamanders, and lots of other creatures.  They are also examples of environmentally friendly gardening because we only use organic gardening methods and because the plants require very little extra water. We rely upon volunteers to help keep the gardens healthy and looking good.  In late December we will need Irvington High School students and other students to help weed, prune, mulch, and do general garden clean-up.  For more information and to register, call Michael Charnofsky at 510-544-3183 or email mcharnofsky@ebparks.org.

Weekday Winter Beach Clean Up

1-3pm Wed, Jan 4
CRAB COVE VISITOR CENTER: Winter storms wash up unusual items including trash! Get out of the house and help us clean the beach this afternoon. Bring buckets and gloves.  For more information, call Susan at 510-544-3182.

Native Plant and Butterfly Gardening          

12:30-3:30pm, Sat, Jan 14       
CRAB COVE VISITOR CENTER: We need volunteers to help beautify the visitor center and prepare our butterfly and native plant gardens for the rest of the winter.  Spend the afternoon weeding, pruning, and mulching.  Snacks and refreshments served, tools provided.  Students earn community service hours.  Heavy rain cancels.  For more information and to register, call Michael Charnofsky at 510-544-3183 or email mcharnofsky@ebparks.org.

Love the Bay Beach Clean-Up 

10:30am-noon, Sun, Feb 12
CRAB COVE VISITOR CENTER: Make the shoreline your Valentine and show it some love by picking up the trash left behind. Bring your own gloves and bucket or borrow ours.  Meet at the Visitor Center.  For more information, call Morgan at 510-544-3188.