Category Archives: Volunteer

Earth Team and Berkeley HS students celebrate Cesar Chavez day

A group of volunteers gather in Berkeley’s Aquatic Park Sunday March 8th to clear brush and plant trees. In the process of getting their hands dirty and improving their community, many discuss their actions in the context of a new President, a struggling economy, service, and an entitled generation.

The event was organized by a local volunteer and promoted through President Obama’s service website:

18 “Berkeley Project Month – Greener Berkeley!” volunteers help out.

Eighteen students from UC Berkeley, as part of “Berkeley Project Month – Greener Berkeley!”, spread the wood chips from three piles of mulch around the bases of several shoreline cypress trees planted two years ago by second graders from Rosa Parks Elementary School. After lunch they did trail improvement work, mounding the soil to create a wildlife overlook for park visitors.

Head-Royce students volunteer to help protect native plants.

Seventh graders from Head-Royce School worked along the southwestern shoreline of the Main Lagoon on March 6th. The twenty-five students, and the teachers and parents who accompanied them, protected the Monterey Cypress at that corner, as well as adjacent native shrubs, by covering the thistles and other invasive weeds with the wood chips from two enormous piles.