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GP Rec Center Update

From SF Recreation and Parks Dept:

A lot has been going on inside the Glen Park Rec Center! During the first few weeks of November the construction team has been busy installing new windows, insulation, and mechanical systems. The structural framing for the climbing wall is also complete while the restrooms are being prepared for the arrival of new fixtures. The following photos offer a glimpse of the work currently underway.

(Click below to see photos)


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Diamond Hts Blvd Median News

From Paul Matalucci, steward of the Diamond Heights Boulevard Median Project:

Hello supporters of the Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project,

The October skies brought rain, and the timing could not have been better.

Our 14 new Canary Island pines—carefully planted in September by more than 30 awesome volunteers under the expert supervision of Friends of the Urban Forest—have been putting down roots.

Weeds are now sprouting, too, and we need to remove them before they set seed. (Think fewer weeds to pull come spring.)

Will you join us?

We’ve scheduled a volunteer maintenance day for December 10.

Pull one weed or a dozen. Just watch those bags of green waste fill up!

Please reply directly to me if you would like to participate, or have questions.

Recommended for 12 years and older; no gardening experience required, but there will be bending and kneeling (pads and gloves will be provided).

Activity: DHB Median Islands Spiff-ication Day
Date: Saturday, Dec 10
Time: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive, SF

As a side note, some neighbors have asked about the mulch (and current “bareness” of the medians). We’re on a multi-year installation schedule, and some unexpected issues, like broken median irrigation pipes, have to be repaired by the City before we can install our landscape design. Please spread the word. We’re not finished.

All the best,

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EIR for RecPark’s Natural Resource Management Plan

The Planning Department has released the final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the Recreation and Park Department’s Natural Resources Management Plan. Click here to see it, listed under case #2005.0912E

According to RecPark, “This plan outlines a progressive, comprehensive approach to managing our most sensitive habitats which include (in part) the forests of Mt. Davidson, grasslands of Bernal Hill, the coastal scrub of Twin Peaks, the creek in Glen Canyon, the wetlands of India Basin and Lake Merced, and portions of McLaren Park, Buena Vista Park, and the Oak Woodlands of Golden Gate Park. These areas support an array of native habitats and species, some found nowhere else in the world, such as the San Francisco garter snake and mission blue butterfly. In total, 140 species (67 animals & 73 plants) are sensitive species presently or historically known to occur in these particular areas. Some of these species have state or federal protections.”

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