My name is Jesus and I am working with my group on a project about litter around Lake Merritt. My teammates names are Eduardo & Zanin. We don’t go anywhere without each other. If one person has trouble, then we get together to try and help. Doing this project is tough for just one person which is why we do it as a team.
We have been collecting litter data at Lake Merritt for a project comparing the type and amount of trash at from Oakland High to Lake Merritt and coming up with solutions to help solve the litter problem. So far our work has helped us identify litter hotspots around the lake and gave an inside scoop on the litter problem at Lake Merritt. Our main focus is on Lake Merritt rather than Oakland High because it’s a much larger area. Also because our other friends, who are also in the internship, are focusing mostly on Oakland High. So we wanted to do something different. Lake Merritt is a very important area in Oakland and we want to know everything about it!