Sunday, April 28, 2013

Maritime Day Celebration and Open House at the EcoCenter

On SundayApril 28th, the EcoCenter hosted an open house to celebrate the Port's 150 birthday as part of Maritime week.  LEJ Project Manager Peggy and Operations Technician Pat along with over a dozen CCSF students gave private tours, shared their work, and provided hands on opportunities for visitors to learn about the EcoCenter and its sustainable systems. Over one hundred guests came to the facility! It was quite a day. A few photos of the event follow.

Photos kindly taken and provided by the Port of San Francisco's Dave Rauenbuehler (

Friday, April 19, 2013

More Pond and Wetland Organisms Arrive at the EcoCenter

Today 19 different commonly found freshwater organisms arrived at the EcoCenter.  Some of each will be used to reseed the constructed wetland and pond mesocosms.  They will also be cultured by CCSF students who have worked diligently all semester preparing live material care sheets, culture media and appropriate "habitats" so we can always have them on hand.  They will be used in educational programs and tours so we can educate our visitors on the important roles that they play in our wastewater treatment system and in nature.  Check out the organisms in the slideshow below and come visit the EcoCenter to see meet them in person.