YES Nature to Neighborhoods - February 20, 2020
Through a partnership with YES Nature to Neighborhoods in Richmond, CA, youth took time from their spring break to help collect marine debris from Limantour Beach. They collected a total of 105 pieces of trash pollution, ranging from small plastic pieces (the most numerous) to treated lumber and nylon clothing. In our discussions, it was clear the youth felt gratified to know that their actions helped to protect wildlife and ourselves from the impacts of marine debris, and offered many ideas to take action at home to help address this global problem.
Madison Park Academy - December 10, 2019
Eighteen students from Oakland's Madison Park Academy collected trash from Limantour Beach while they explored the variety of natural items like kelp, surfgrass and smooth stones washed up on the beach. They collected 93 trash items weighing 3.78 kg. More than half of the items were broken hard plastic pieces. The haul included a rubber ball, synthetic clothing and some treated lumber.
Another eighteen students participated in habitat restoration work pulling out invasive iceplant from the dunes at Limantour Beach. The iceplant was piled up high to compost in place, leaving approximately 40 square meters cleared of iceplant. The effect will reduce the strangling effect of the invasive plant on the Coyote Brush living there.
Mountain Oaks School - November 14, 2019
A unique group of 37 K-12th-grade students from the Sierra foothills joined PRNSA's Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook and Jasmine Dingler for a Marine Debris Action Team project at Limantour Beach. Students helped clean 5,000 square meters of beach and dunes, collecting 156 pieces of debris for a total of 4.5 kilograms!
Westmoor High School - January 23, 2020
Westmoor High School students shared that they felt gratified by the habitat restoration work they accomplished in the Giacomini Wetland in January. They dug up plugs of Elymus triticoides (creeping wild rye) from a meadow and transplanted them into patches of invasive plants, with the aim of displacing invasive species and expanding the native grass meadow. A total of 22 plugs were strategically planted that day!