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125 volunteers take on trails in Glen Canyon

One hundred and twenty five V-O-Cal volunteers assemble at 8 a.m, Saturday, July 18, 2015, on Alms Road, ready to begin week end trail work.

One hundred and twenty five V-O-Cal volunteers assemble at 8 a.m, Saturday, July 18, 2015, on Alms Road, ready to begin week end trail work.

Story and photos by Murray Schneider

On the Wednesday before the July 17-19 weekend —- before Volunteers for Outdoor California workers bivouacked in 35 tents by Glen Canyon’s Silver Tree Day Camp in preparation for three days of trail work —- Jenny Sotelo, Recreation and Park’s Natural Areas Program gardener, led five members of Friends of Glen Canyon Park along the southern-most end of the recently-named Coyote Crags Trail.

One of three switchbacks on the last segment of Creeks to Peaks Trail.

One of three switchbacks on the last segment of Creeks to Peaks Trail.

Sotelo’s neighborhood work party pulled invasive mustard that doted the narrow path’s edges.

“We want to remove the mustard three feet above the trail,” Solelo told her team, “so Volunteers for Outdoor California can widen it this weekend.”

Forest Service tools - Pulaski axe and McLeod hoe used by V-O-Cal volunteers to widen Coyote Crags Trail. Photo taken July 19, 2015

Forest Service tools – Pulaski axe and McLeod hoe used by V-O-Cal volunteers to widen Coyote Crags Trail. Photo taken July 19, 2015

Single file, neighbors who live on Chenery and Laidley Street, Stillings Avenue and Monterey Boulevard leapfrogged by one another, collecting mustard and stuffing it into green pop-up bags. They traversed a narrow trail dwarfed by Franciscan rock outcrops. Each negotiated a path shadowed by grassland that eventually segued into coastal shrubs. Not in seed, they sacrificed the mustard stalks far off trail, continuing on, refilling their bags.

Their preparatory work would by more than matched by the weekend efforts of 125 V-O-Cal volunteers, who labored over three days to complete most of Parks Bond-funded Glen Canyon Trails Improvement Project. Working with tools used to combat California wild fires, 12 different V-O-Cal crews wielded Pulaski axes and McLeod brush hoes in the service of widening trail “bench,” camouflaging gerrymandered social paths, pushing back Cape ivy and Himalayan blackberry, pruning willow limbs, repairing drain dips, and, all the while, avoiding poison oak.

Last segment of Creeks to Peaks trail before V-O-Cal volunteers cleared it for a trail that ends at Portola and Glenview Drives. Photo taken July 18, 2015

Last segment of Creeks to Peaks trail before V-O-Cal volunteers cleared it for a trail that ends at Portola and Glenview Drives. Photo taken July 18, 2015

After the first full day of work volunteers retreated to their Silver Tree overnight campsite. There they sipped beer and wine and munched on cold grapes and watermelon slices. Others relaxed in front of tents, Islias Creek in front of them, dormant and silent.

Cathy Moyer, the V-O-Cal Executive Director stood before several boiling pots, adopting the role of chief chef for the evening.

She pointed to what appeared to be four teepee-shaped tents, but weren’t.

V-O-Cal shower tents stationed above Silver Tree Summer Camp.

V-O-Cal shower tents stationed above Silver Tree Summer Camp.

“Those are shower tents,” she said. “We use precious little water, but want the volunteers to wash away poison oak oils.”

“We have a great working relationship with the Natural Areas Program,” she added, ladling the bubbling water, ready to receive cubes of chicken for a Thai-curry dish she intended to serve hungry volunteers.

Surveying the exhausted volunteers, she offered: “This is as much about people coming together to forge community as it is about the stewardship of the landscape.”

Earlier, General Manager of San Francisco Rec & Park, Phil Ginsburg, weighed in: “Volunteers for Outdoor California is one of our premier volunteer groups that goes above and beyond taking ownership of their park. We’re lucky to have this partnership with them over the last 10 years and are pleased to give them the opportunity to camp out in the place where they’ve done so much work.”
And work they did, canvassing the entire 70-acre canyon trail network, working on trail bed/corridor paths that Ginsburg and his staff have dubbed the “Creeks to Peaks Trail.”

“I call it ‘sweat equity,’” said Cathy Moyer.

By first day’s end on July 18 there was plenty of perspiration.

Earlier, at 8 a.m., the volunteers had assembled, greeted by San Franciscan Inome Callahan, the weekend project leader, herself a veteran of 20 previous V-O-Cal projects, eight of which have been with San Francisco’s Rec and Park Department.

“It’s very satisfying to be able to give back to our community and its fun to boot,” Callahan said. “I love the camaraderie, feeling proud of the trails I’ve worked on and feeling I’ve made a difference.”

Callahan led the volunteers in some warm-up calisthenics. Lisa Wayne, the Natural Areas Program manager and her cadre of NAP gardeners, joined them. Each would assist and supervise one of the V-O-Cal crews.

Given their marching orders, the different crews set off, fanning out along three recently-named trails; the Islias Creek, Gum Tree Girls and Coyote Crags trails. Carrying tools, they walked by earlier-placed entrance maps, interpretive signs, and singular posts at key trail intersections mounted with small way finding placards. Retaining walls and guardrails greeted them, and always looming to their east were the nearly 200 box steps installed by Yerba Buena Engineering and Construction.

NAP gardener Dylan Hayes, accompanied by Melinda Stockmann, RPD Project Manager of the Trails Improvement Program, led one crew. Along the way, Hayes explained the task, how using their forestry tools they’d fashion an intuitive three-foot trail, widening each side of the path by bushing back blackberry and willow from the path edge and cleaving edges of existing trail backside.

Hayes pointed to an embedded rock, which could double as a natural bench to accommodate recreational day-trippers once the vegetation was pushed back.

“Let’s try and embellish this as a bench,” he said.

Sunlight eased lazily through a canopy of arroyo willow, giving the trail a cathedral glow.

“We want to keep the sanctuary feel,” Hayes said.

Next to Hayes, another crew worked near the stringer steps that lead to the Saddle Trail, sandwiched between two chert outcrops. Francesca Verdier —- who camped in the canyon in 2013 when she’d worked on the V-O-Cal Twin Peaks trail system project and who lives in Berkeley —- leaned on a tamper, a tool used to flatten and compact soil.

“There have been so many improvements since I was last here,” she said. “So many more steps and a new playground. San Francisco should be proud it put so much effort in its parks.”

Ahead of Hayes and Verdier’s crew the trail doglegged to the right, then angled acutely again, heading north. Beneath Turquoise Way houses balanced on stanchions, another corps of volunteers sculpted a new trail that eventually led to a recently finished bridge. Across it, for the first time, stood San Francisco Unified School District property. As others had, this crew widened the trail by the length of a forest fighting Pulaski, a tool whose head combines both an axe and an adze. In the distance, notes from a three-member brass band, imported to entertain the volunteers, wafted across the scrubland.

Led by crew chief Elissa Goldner, who lives in Hayes Valley, the team worked as temperatures topped an unseasonable 73 degrees, and would skyrocket 14 degrees by the following day.

Volunteer Cassandra Van Dyne, who’d come all the way from Napa, wielded a pick mattock on this her third V-O-Cal project. Van Dyne is in a university teaching credential program and presently oversees a mentoring program for middle school students at Calistoga Junior and Senior High School. She’s training to become a mathematics teacher.

Pausing, she studied a trio of rocks her crew had set in the thirsty soil, which now functioned as three steps along the rising trail.

“V-O-Cal gives us the right tools for the job,” she said, and thinking like a future math teacher. She added: “The right formula to use.”

Not far from where she stood the trail bifurcated, forking into a sequestered nook that leads nowhere. A singular tree stump hunched in its middle. Before he passed away late in 2014, Tom Dallman, a SOTA biology teacher and a passionate advocate for outdoor education, envisioned this space as a natural study den for students, reserved for them to write journals, craft poetry and compose music. While both the school district and Rec and Park will manage the adjacent trail, it is left to SFUSD to recognize Dallman, possibly with a name such as “Dallman’s Hollow.”

In her turn, Natural Areas Program’s Lisa Wayne, herself a recipient of SPUR’s 34th annual good government award, remembers Dallman, as he spoke eloquently at several of the public stakeholder planning meetings for canyon trail work.

“Tom Dallman deserves credit for Creeks to Peaks,” she said. “I remember the moment he turned the public in its favor.”

The trail progressed up, its steepest part looming ahead. A derelict J. Eugene McAteer High School basketball court cried for long-overdue deferred maintenance. Poking its head above thickets of impenetrable blackberry and contorted tree boughs, a ramshackle school portable building peeked above a blockade of vegetation. Graffiti blighted the unused classroom, which the school district is advised to expunge before the trail is further day lighted with box steps scheduled for construction as soon as this fall or as late as this winter.

On its other side of the Gasoline Alley portable lay Portola Drive, and visionary Tom Dallman’s Twin Peaks destination.”

Another V-O-Cal crew, led by Alameda’s Jeff Chilcott, was given the herculean job of combating this impregnable jungle. Their section will be the last piece in the Creeks to Peaks Trail mosaic. By the afternoon of July 19, they’d fought their way uphill, chiseling out a swath of trail that switched backed three times and finally ended at the Glenview Drive traffic light.

Chilcott strode back and forth along the carved-out battleground, encouraging his volunteers, cautioning them not to dehydrate.

“This is really impressive,” said Chilcott, a veteran of many such projects. “V-O-Cal puts its resources on trails.”

On Sunday afternoon, after the volunteers walked back to base camp, escaping the 87 degree heat, runner Andrew Northrop, who lives on Ulloa Street, jogged up the new path. Talking a turn at the second switchback, he paused, catching his breath. The scorching afternoon sun caused perspiration to drip off his face.

“I think this is great,” he said. Northrop has a son attending SOTA while another spends hours chasing soccer balls at the Glen Park Recreation Center. “It’s a wonderful use of civic and open space.”

About the same time Northrop offered his thoughts, on the Elk Street end of the canyon near the Sussex Street steps, still another V-O-Cal crew began stowing tools in a Rec and Park truck. They’d worked for two days on widening the path Jenny Sotelo —- a July 15 recipient of a William Hammond Hall Award that honors top City professionals in gardening and horticulture — had earlier in the week helped rescue from mustard.

One week before V-O-Cal reported for duty, on July 11, in the canyon’s northern reaches, near Tom Dallman’s proposed haven, a father had carried his infant daughter kangaroo-like in a Baby Bjorn pouch. He’d hiked with her, going as far as he could before being thwarted by decaying bushes and thorny brambles.

In his immediate wake, a second father had led his two young sons. Both appeared tired after a long a trek.

“How much longer?” complained the younger of the two.

“I don’t know,” answered his father. “It’s an adventure and we’re exploring.”

Adventures will now be ever so much easier because Californian neighbors from as far off as Livermore, San Jose, Concord, San Mateo, Oakland, Pacifica and Pleasanton came to its Glen Park for three day, pitched their tents, picked up their tools and volunteered their hands.

Story and photos by Murray Schneider

On the Wednesday before the July 17-19 weekend —- before V-O-Cal volunteers bivouacked in 35 tents by Glen Canyon’s Silver Tree Day Camp in preparation for three days of trail work —- Jenny Sotelo, Recreation and Park’s Natural Areas Program gardener, led five members of Friends of Glen Canyon Park along the southern-most end of the recently-named Coyote Crags Trail.

Sotelo’s neighborhood work party pulled invasive mustard that doted the narrow path’s edges.

“We want to remove the mustard three feet above the trail,” Solelo told her team, “so Volunteers for Outdoor California can widen it this weekend.”

Single file, neighbors who live on Chenery and Laidley Street, Stillings Avenue and Monterey Boulevard leapfrogged by one another, collecting mustard and stuffing it into green pop-up bags. They traversed a narrow trail dwarfed by Franciscan rock outcrops. Each negotiated a path shadowed by grassland that eventually segued into coastal shrubs. Not in seed, they sacrificed the mustard stalks far off trail, continuing on, refilling their bags.

Their preparatory work would by more than matched by the weekend efforts of 125 V-O-Cal volunteers, who labored over three days to complete most of Parks Bond-funded Glen Canyon Trails Improvement Project. Working with tools used to combat California wild fires, 12 different V-O-Cal crews wielded Pulaski axes and McLeod brush hoes in the service of widening trail “bench,” camouflaging gerrymandered social paths, pushing back Cape ivy and Himalayan blackberry, pruning willow limbs, repairing drain dips, and, all the while, avoiding poison oak.

After the first full day of work volunteers retreated to their Silver Tree overnight campsite. There they sipped beer and wine and munched on cold grapes and watermelon slices. Others relaxed in front of tents, Islias Creek in front of them, dormant and silent.

Cathy Moyer, the V-O-Cal Executive Director stood before several boiling pots, adopting the role of chief chef for the evening.

She pointed to what appeared to be four teepee-shaped tents, but weren’t.

“Those are shower tents,” she said. “We use precious little water, but want the volunteers to wash away poison oak oils.”

“We have a great working relationship with the Natural Areas Program,” she added, ladling the bubbling water, ready to receive cubes of chicken for a Thai-curry dish she intended to serve hungry volunteers.

Surveying the exhausted volunteers, she offered: “This is as much about people coming together to forge community as it is about the stewardship of the landscape.”

Earlier, General Manager of San Francisco Rec & Park, Phil Ginsburg, weighed in: “Volunteers for Outdoor California is one of our premier volunteer groups that goes above and beyond taking ownership of their park. We’re lucky to have this partnership with them over the last 10 years and are pleased to give them the opportunity to camp out in the place where they’ve done so much work.”
And work they did, canvassing the entire 70-acre canyon trail network, working on trail bed/corridor paths that Ginsburg and his staff have dubbed the “Creeks to Peaks Trail.”

“I call it ‘sweat equity,’” said Cathy Moyer.

By first day’s end on July 18 there was plenty of perspiration.

Earlier, at 8 a.m., the volunteers had assembled, greeted by San Franciscan Inome Callahan, the weekend project leader, herself a veteran of 20 previous V-O-Cal projects, eight of which have been with San Francisco’s Rec and Park Department.

“It’s very satisfying to be able to give back to our community and its fun to boot,” Callahan said. “I love the camaraderie, feeling proud of the trails I’ve worked on and feeling I’ve made a difference.”

Callahan led the volunteers in some warm-up calisthenics. Lisa Wayne, the Natural Areas Program manager and her cadre of NAP gardeners, joined them. Each would assist and supervise one of the V-O-Cal crews.

Given their marching orders, the different crews set off, fanning out along three recently-named trails; the Islias Creek, Gum Tree Girls and Coyote Crags trails. Carrying tools, they walked by earlier-placed entrance maps, interpretive signs, and singular posts at key trail intersections mounted with small way finding placards. Retaining walls and guardrails greeted them, and always looming to their east were the nearly 200 box steps installed by Yerba Buena Engineering and Construction.

NAP gardener Dylan Hayes, accompanied by Melinda Stockmann, RPD Project Manager of the Trails Improvement Program, led one crew. Along the way, Hayes explained the task, how using their forestry tools they’d fashion an intuitive three-foot trail, widening each side of the path by bushing back blackberry and willow from the path edge and cleaving edges of existing trail backside.

Hayes pointed to an embedded rock, which could double as a natural bench to accommodate recreational day-trippers once the vegetation was pushed back.

“Let’s try and embellish this as a bench,” he said.

Sunlight eased lazily through a canopy of arroyo willow, giving the trail a cathedral glow.

“We want to keep the sanctuary feel,” Hayes said.

Next to Hayes, another crew worked near the stringer steps that lead to the Saddle Trail, sandwiched between two chert outcrops. Francesca Verdier —- who camped in the canyon in 2013 when she’d worked on the V-O-Cal Twin Peaks trail system project and who lives in Berkeley —- leaned on a tamper, a tool used to flatten and compact soil.

“There have been so many improvements since I was last here,” she said. “So many more steps and a new playground. San Francisco should be proud it put so much effort in its parks.”

Ahead of Hayes and Verdier’s crew the trail doglegged to the right, then angled acutely again, heading north. Beneath Turquoise Way houses balanced on stanchions, another corps of volunteers sculpted a new trail that eventually led to a recently finished bridge. Across it, for the first time, stood San Francisco Unified School District property. As others had, this crew widened the trail by the length of a forest fighting Pulaski, a tool whose head combines both an axe and an adze. In the distance, notes from a three-member brass band, imported to entertain the volunteers, wafted across the scrubland.

Led by crew chief Elissa Goldner, who lives in Hayes Valley, the team worked as temperatures topped an unseasonable 73 degrees, and would skyrocket 14 degrees by the following day.

Volunteer Cassandra Van Dyne, who’d come all the way from Napa, wielded a pick mattock on this her third V-O-Cal project. Van Dyne is in a university teaching credential program and presently oversees a mentoring program for middle school students at Calistoga Junior and Senior High School. She’s training to become a mathematics teacher.

Pausing, she studied a trio of rocks her crew had set in the thirsty soil, which now functioned as three steps along the rising trail.

“V-O-Cal gives us the right tools for the job,” she said, and thinking like a future math teacher. She added: “The right formula to use.”

Not far from where she stood the trail bifurcated, forking into a sequestered nook that lead nowhere. A singular tree stump hunched in its middle. Before he passed away late in 2014, Tom Dallman, a SOTA biology teacher and a passionate advocate for outdoor education, envisioned this space as a natural study den for students, reserved for them to write journals, craft poetry and compose music. While both the school district and Rec and Park will manage the adjacent trail, it is left to SFUSD to recognize Dallman, possibly with a name such as “Dallman’s Hollow.”

In her turn, Natural Areas Program’s Lisa Wayne, herself a recipient of SPUR’s 34th annual good government award, remembers Dallman, as he spoke eloquently at several of the public stakeholder planning meetings for canyon trail work.

“Tom Dallman deserves credit for Creeks to Peaks,” she said. “I remember the moment he turned the public in its favor.”

The trail progressed up, its steepest part looming ahead. A derelict J. Eugene McAteer High School basketball court cried for long-overdue deferred maintenance. Poking its head above thickets of impenetrable blackberry and contorted tree boughs, a ramshackle school portable building peeked above a blockade of vegetation. Graffiti blighted the unused classroom, which the school district is advised to expunge before the trail is further day lighted with box steps scheduled for construction as soon as this fall or as late as this winter.

On its other side of the Gasoline Alley portable lay Portola Drive, and visionary Tom Dallman’s Twin Peaks destination.”

Another V-O-Cal crew, led by Alameda’s Jeff Chilcott, was given the herculean job of combating this impregnable jungle. Their section will be the last piece in the Creeks to Peaks Trail mosaic. By the afternoon of July 19, they’d fought their way uphill, chiseling out a swath of trail that switched backed three times and finally ended at the Glenview Drive traffic light.

Chilcott strode back and forth along the carved-out battleground, encouraging his volunteers, cautioning them not to dehydrate.

“This is really impressive,” said Chilcott, a veteran of many such projects. “V-O-Cal puts its resources on trails.”

On Sunday afternoon, after the volunteers walked back to base camp, escaping the 87 degree heat, runner Andrew Northrop, who lives on Ulloa Street, jogged up the new path. Talking a turn at the second switchback, he paused, catching his breath. The scorching afternoon sun caused perspiration to drip off his face.

“I think this is great,” he said. Northrop has a son attending SOTA while another spends hours chasing soccer balls at the Glen Park Recreation Center. “It’s a wonderful use of civic and open space.”

About the same time Northrop offered his thoughts, on the Elk Street end of the canyon near the Sussex Street steps, still another V-O-Cal crew began stowing tools in a Rec and Park truck. They’d worked for two days on widening the path Jenny Sotelo —- a July 15 recipient of a William Hammond Hall Award that honors top City professionals in gardening and horticulture — had earlier in the week helped rescue from mustard.

One week before V-O-Cal reported for duty, on July 11, in the canyon’s northern reaches, near Tom Dallman’s proposed haven, a father had carried his infant daughter kangaroo-like in a Baby Bjorn pouch. He’d hiked with her, going as far as he could before being thwarted by decaying bushes and thorny brambles.

In his immediate wake, a second father had led his two young sons. Both appeared tired after a long a trek.

“How much longer?” complained the younger of the two.

“I don’t know,” answered his father. “It’s an adventure and we’re exploring.”

Adventures will now be ever so much easier because Californian neighbors from as far off as Livermore, San Jose, Concord, San Mateo, Oakland, Pacifica and Pleasanton came to Glen Park for three days, pitched their tents, picked up their tools and volunteered their hands.

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Glen Park Association Quarterly meeting Thursday, July 16, 2015

Glen Park Association Quarterly Meeting

Date: July 16, 2015           Time: 7:00 PM

Place: St. John School Gymnasium

Agenda

  • Capt. McFadden from Ingleside Station will review current issues
  • Graffiti and Vandalism: Marianne Bertuccelli from San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
  • The Gum Tree Girls: a history on the freeway revolt, presented by Zoanne Nordstrom and Joan Siewald
  • A Brief History of Reconstruction and Replacement of buildings in the Glen Park area, presented by  Evelyn Rose

Adjournment

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New plan could close the south end of Twin Peaks to the public

[Note for folks in Glen Park: Rec and Park is currently working to create a trail system that would be one nearly continuous greenbelt, makin git possible to walk from Mount Tustro over Twin Peaks and through Glen Park. See Murray Schneider’s article from 2013. Thus, this is a project that’s been much anticipated by Glen Park neighbors.]

By Tom Borden

A map showing proposed trail closures on Twin Peaks

A map showing proposed trail closures on Twin Peaks

I want to make you aware of an unpublicized part of the proposed San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department  Twin Peaks Trail Improvement Project.

None of the slides/posters available online or displayed at the recent workshop show the trail closures included in this project.

However, at the preliminary meeting they there was a handout that included a map. See the attachment.  I marked the main closures in red.  There are some others shown by the faint dashed lines.

By removing those trails and posting the signs “Stay on designated trails.” San Francisco Rec and Park’s Natural Natural Area’s Program will have effectively closed the whole south end of Twin Peaks to the public.  If you look at the the Significant Natural Resource Areas, you can see they did not disclose plans to close these trails.

The online survey for the project is open until July 17.  If you disagree with the trail/land closure, you can write in a comment in the box near the end of the survey.  The survey link is here:

http://sfrecpark.org/deadline-extended-to-july-17-for-twin-peaks-online-survey/

Rec and Park’s preferred “figure 3″ plan is probably the best practical option.

The “Figure 8″ would be even better because you could walk/ride all the way around to get views in every direction.  However, the guard rail is built together with the retaining wall for the road, so the existing guard rail is not going away.  For the sake of pedestrian and cyclist safety, some sort of separator from the cars would be needed, either elevating the ped/bike area, or adding a new guard rail all the way around in the middle of the current road.  Either would be a major expense.

I did not include it with my survey response, but maybe it would make sense to push for a dirt trail outside the guard rail around the western side of the 8 to complement the Figure 3 plan.  There may be some places where the hillside falls away too steeply from the road bed over there, and so the trail may not be feasible.  Does not hurt to ask though.

I finally just found the trail closure map on the Recreation and Park Department website, but not by navigating from the Rec and Park  Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign webpage.  It was from a presentation done back in September 2013.

http://sfrecpark.org/wp-content/uploads/Twin-Peaks-Trails-Improvement-Project_PORTOLA-TRAIL_Community-Meeting-Presentation_9-24-13.pdf

They handed out the presentation packet at a “stake holders” meeting on May 7, 2015 I attended.  At that meeting, there was no discussion of the trail closures.    At the June 25 workshop, there were no boards showing the trail closures and no discussion of them.

Comment from Connie Chan at SF Rec and Park:

SF Rec and Park has been working very hard with our fellow city agencies on the Twin Peaks Redesign Project and together we have focused our efforts on a robust community outreach.  The Department’s main motivation for partnering with SFMTA and SF Public Works is to generate a concept design for the Twin Peaks Boulevard that will provide safe crossings and minimize the interaction of pedestrians and vehicles as well as to improve connectivity for our hiking trails throughout Twin Peaks.  In addition, Bay Area Ridge Trail is proposing to reroute the Trail from the neighborhood streets west of Twin Peaks onto the Department’s trails so we are working in partnership with Bay Area Ridge Trail on this project as well.

Moreover, the Department’s Twin Peaks Trail Improvement is currently in design phase, and is funded by the 2008 Parks Bond as well as the California’s Habitat Conservation Fund grants.  The Twin Peaks Redesign Project will also help formalizing the Twin Peaks Trails which will keep visitors on the trails and protect our natural areas and wildlife habitat.  A good example is the Department’s ongoing efforts of restoring natural areas and the native plant known as Lupine in Twin Peaks, such efforts are to provide a nurturing habitat for the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly.  By keeping the public on official trails, it minimizes any disruption for the growth and restoration of the wildlife habitat and the Butterfly.

Currently, as part of our outreach for the project, we are also conducting a survey.  To date, we have received a total of 109 responses to our survey, and the survey will be available online through next Friday, July 17th.

For more information, please check out our weblink for the project: http://sfrecpark.org/project/twin-peaks-figure-8-redesign/

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