Last week on Wednesday, April 29th, Pinole Valley High Earth Team interns led a Pinole Creek cleanup for students interested in making a positive impact. Nine students attended and partnered with an intern to collect the litter. Each litter item was entered into the ZeroLitter app, totaling to 348 pieces of litter. Interns turned the cleanup into a friendly competition for prizes donated by the local Jamba Juice. Winners successfully had the heaviest bags full of litter, and/or the highest quantity of litter which was determined using the ZeroLitter app. Interns and student volunteers had a great time, and inspired local community members who gave the students praise for their help! PVHS Earth Team interns will host another school-wide restoration event on April 19th. Students will have an opportunity to remove invasive species from the banks of Pinole Creek. All PVHS students are welcome, as well as any interested community members! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
PVHS interns are also accepting donations to install ashtrays at Pinole Creek, in order to prevent cigarette butts from entering the creek. Areas along the creek banks are known to be smoking hotspots, and students hope to provide smokers with a safe and environmentally friendly way to dispose of their finished cigarettes. If you would like to donate please go to Pinole Creek Ashtray Campaign, or mail your check donation to
1301 South 46th Street
Richmond, CA 94804