>> ABOUT YEAS ACTION OPPORTUNITIES
> The opportunities to get involved are open to all students and community members -generally we are of the mindset of "the more, the merrier," though during COVID we do appreciate if you can give us a heads up that you plan to attend so that we can ensure adequate social distancing. If you plan to attend, feel free to drop us an email () or if we have a Facebook event you can simply indicate your interest there.
> The wearing of face masks is required at all YEAS-related events as well as proper social distancing. All of our 2020-2021 events take place outdoors or virtually.
Parkside HS Pocket Meadows
Students in the Parkside HS CTE Horticulture program have created a number of successful "pocket meadows" to reestablish essential ecosystem services near the athletic fields on campus. The results: less runoff, less fertilizer application, more pollinator habitat, and better aesthetics!
Creating Oyster Habitat
JMB students partnered with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to build 40 oyster cages which will be deployed by homeowners in MD. Oysters are a critical critter to the Bay in that they act as filters and provide important habitat and these oyster cages will enable this to occur.
Into The Marsh
A group of friends developed a social media presence to share their passion for preserving marshes. They hosted a community clean up at Schumaker Park that brought together more than 30 people and picked up more than 50 lbs of trash. Be sure to check them out on Instagram.
The lack of recycling infrastructure at JMB HS is a drag. Students set out to address one of many issues related to the topic, contamination of recycle bins with trash, with an artsy-communication campaign designed to ensure that their peers were better informed about what goes in and what stays out.
Henry Park Rain Garden
Shooting hoops at Henry Park in Berlin led the young men from Worcester Youth & Family's SABERS program to take action against the regular flooding in their park. They designed and installed a rain garden and made park improvements with support from Maryland Coastal Bays Program.
The Salisbury Urban Rooftop Garden Effort included the design and implementation of a rooftop garden at Roadie Joe's to address the "urban heat island" effect. The students also engaged in more than 10 outreach events across the community to spread awareness of the impacts of climate change.