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From the American River to City Hall
Our students' learning journey this summer has taken them to the American River, the Richmond refinery communities, and the EBMUD West Oakland wastewater treatment plant. Students also planted trees to provide shade for a local nursery school, met with legislators in Sacramento, and completed externships to gain work experiences with local environmental organizations.

Rose Rafts the American River
Special thanks to ARTA River Trips for donating a rafting trip to the Rose Foundation and our New Voices students! Our work often centers on protecting our California rivers, but we rarely get a chance to jump right into them.

Californians for Pesticide Reform Calls for Pesticide Ban
Last Wednesday 250 members of farm-working communities joined Californians for Pesticide Reform in Sacramento to call for a ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. The EPA has failed to ban Chlorpyrifos despite extensive scientific evidence of its harmfulness, leaving it up to the state government to protect farmworkers from this dangerous chemical. CPR has petitioned Governor Jerry Brown with a letter supported by 167,000 signatures calling for a statewide banned on chlorpyrifos.

Launching a Summer of New Environmental Champions
Our students are currently learning about energy and water policy. Last Friday, our students visited Lake Pardee, the reservoir that houses Oakland's drinking water. There they went inside the reservoir's dam, toured a hydroelectric powerhouse and watched the dam operators open a sluice gate.

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News and Features

From the American River to City Hall
Our students' learning journey this summer has taken them to the American River, the Richmond refinery communities, and the EBMUD West Oakland wastewater treatment plant. Students also planted trees to provide shade for a local nursery school, met with legislators in Sacramento, and completed externships to gain work experiences with local environmental organizations.

Rose Rafts the American River
Special thanks to ARTA River Trips for donating a rafting trip to the Rose Foundation and our New Voices students! Our work often centers on protecting our California rivers, but we rarely get a chance to jump right into them.

Californians for Pesticide Reform Calls for Pesticide Ban
Last Wednesday 250 members of farm-working communities joined Californians for Pesticide Reform in Sacramento to call for a ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos. The EPA has failed to ban Chlorpyrifos despite extensive scientific evidence of its harmfulness, leaving it up to the state government to protect farmworkers from this dangerous chemical. CPR has petitioned Governor Jerry Brown with a letter supported by 167,000 signatures calling for a statewide banned on chlorpyrifos.

Launching a Summer of New Environmental Champions
Our students are currently learning about energy and water policy. Last Friday, our students visited Lake Pardee, the reservoir that houses Oakland's drinking water. There they went inside the reservoir's dam, toured a hydroelectric powerhouse and watched the dam operators open a sluice gate.

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