On April 18th, 2015 We joined Save the Bay, community members, and other EarthTeam interns from Pinole Valley High and Helms Middle School to survey cigarettes in various locations around El Cerrito. We broke into four groups and joined community members to collect data on cigarette butts around the area.
As the day came to an end and all of the volunteers gathered together before lunch, we collected over 10,000 cigarettes according to Save the Bay! It was very interesting to see so many cigarettes in such a short distance. We got to have fun talking with Pinole Valley High Earth Team interns while we collected data. At the end of the day, we had lunch together, got some free plants to take home and seeds to grow tomatoes at home! It was a great day.