ES 125 Students at Blake

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Students from Professor William Berry's ES 125 class, Environments of the San Francisco Bay Area, have been volunteering in the garden for the past few weeks to work on the creek project. We have been clearing the invasive blackberries and Algerian ivy and other invasive species from the creek area to study the creek channel, and uncovering and assessing an earlier bank renovation. As we are clearing we have been mulching the area to slow the regrowth of weeds and to add organic matter to the very heavy clay soil. We have also been removing years of trash and debris that has washed in and blocked the flow of the creek.