Native Plant Forest of San Lorenzo High
|Funding Source||General Fund, Outdoor Equity Program|
|Project Type||Program Operation|
Conduct the Native Plant Forest of San Lorenzo High program for residents near San Lorenzo High School in San Lorenzo. This program will include approximately 22 activity days in the community for approximately 1,000 participants and approximately 14 trips to natural areas for approximately 400 participants during four years of programming.Activities in the community will include Native Tree and Plant Education; California Ecostsystems; Exploring Different Plant Uses; Empowering Students to Learn About for Environmental Justice; and Introducing Students to Environmental Careers. Trips to natural areas outside of the community will include Coyote Hills Regional Park; Natulralist Led Boat Trip at Lake Chabot; Tilden Regional Parks Botanic Garden; Año Nuevo State Park; and NatureBridge Yosemite/Marin Headlands.
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Community Home Base Location
50 E Lewelling Blvd San Lorenzo, CA 94580
|Assembly District||AD 20 Liz Ortega (D)|
|Senate District||SD 09 Nancy Skinner (D)|
|Congressional District||CD 14 Eric Swalwell (D)|
Other Program Goals
Service Learning/Career Pathway/Leadership Opportunities
Garden/Plant Service Learning - Service learning and training for youth to include training around garden maintenance, native plant propagation, identification of native species and knowledge of their cultural requirements, Native American uses of native plants, sheet mulching and conversion of lawns to native gardens.72 student opportunities. Student Internships - Leadership opportunities for youth include teaching peers about the importance of environmental work and native plant preservation, working with 4th grade students from neighboring sister schools and helping to facilitate community events to allow opportunity for multigeneration efforts in native plant garden/forest. Students will receive a stipend for their work. 34 student opportunities. Internship Coordinator – Over the four years of the program, the coordinator will oversee the student internship program and assist with other aspects of the program as needed. At least 1 resident opportunity (up to 4). BAWT Internships – High school aged students and recent alumni of OUSD will intern at Bay Area Wilderness Training.12 internships.The Center Internships – High school aged students and recent alumni of OUSD will intern at The Center6 internships.
East Bay Regional ParksProvides personnel for Criterion #3 ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY at the home base (goals 2, 4) and Criterion #6. East Bay Municipal Utility District Provides personnel for Criterion #3 ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY at the home base (goals 3, 4,) and Criterion 6. Oro Loma Sanitary District Provides personnel for ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY at the home base (goal 4) and Criterion 6. California Native Plant Society, East Bay Chapter Assistance with ACTIVITIES IN THE COMMUNITY at the home base.
The Druids club will continue after the performance period.
Annual Reports Start in December 2023!
Grantee will report the number of children served, partnership accomplishments and lessons learned, how educational goals were achieved, and unforeseen challenges and recommended solutions, with the goal of inspiring and building capacity for future outdoor program providers throughout California.