June 25, 2016
GTSF’s 22nd Street Master Greening Plan moves ahead with Dogpatch’s first traffic calming/greening bulb-out on the corner of 22nd and Minnesota streets in front of Piccino.
Our Volunteers Planting Day at Piccino Bulb-out, 22nd and Minnesota Streets, Dogpatch will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 9:30am-12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to help out! No experience needed. We provide tools, gloves and instructions.
A few years of GTSF planning, fundraising, a CCG/Watershed grant, and permitting from several City agencies has finally come to fruition. The bulb-out which features a water percolation area in its Minnesota Street planter, will drain storm water runoff from 1/2 of the adjacent building’s roof. The water will travel down the downspout and into a drain under the sidewalk and plantings where it will be absorbed through percolation into the ground instead of going into the City’s sewer system.
A first-of-its-kind bulb-out, we hope this storm water diversion will be the beginning of many such projects throughout the neighborhood and city.
The corner will be planted with CA Natives plants and re-use the historic granite curbs for seating. An informative sign will let passers by know what is happening under the surface of the bulb-out's sidewalk garden.
GTSF engaged Fletcher Studio Landscape Architecture (fletcherstudio.com) for the design and supervision of this project. Many thanks also to our 501C3 fiscal sponsor San Francisco Parks Alliance’s Steve Schweigerdt for helping to guide the project through its many phases, and to the building owners and to Piccino for partnering with us on this project.
We are happy to report that San Francisco has adopted our 22nd Street Greening Master Plan, published in 2011. SF Planning and Public Works are working with the neighborhood to implement an enhanced plan which will benefit neighbors, workers and visitors to Dogpatch. The new Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefits District (dnwph-gbd.org) is also joining the effort and will take on maintenance of the enhanced features after three years of City maintenance.
Other projects GTSF has sponsored and/or assisted with in Dogpatch include IM Scott School Sidewalk Gardens on Tennessee and Minnesota streets, MUNI mini park CA Native plant garden on 22nd Street, Just For You Cafe Parklet on 22nd Street, 22 private homeowner sidewalk gardens on Minnesota and Tennessee streets and yearly Earth Day and Coastal Cleanup Days as well as monthly gardening and cleanup days at Warm Water Cove Park on 24th Street by the Bay.
See more on our Projects page.
February 25, 2016
I.M. Scott School Sidewalk Gardens get a Spring Jumpstart thanks to the Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefit District (GBD) and GreenTrustSF
GBD has taken over maintenance of this neighborhood green resource and is doing a “Jumpstart” refresh and additions to the Gardens. Madrono Landscape Design, the designer of the gardens for GreenTrustSF, has been contracted by GBD to do the project. All new plants and solar night lights are being donated by GreenTrustSF.
Look for the refreshed gardens on Tennessee and Minnesota Streets just north of 22nd Street. We are establishing CA native plant habitat for the benefit of all. These plants will attract hummingbirds and song birds, bees, other beneficial insects, and people! and will be growing and flowering throughout the year.
Please help the plants get established by avoiding stepping on them and walking your dogs away from the plants!
May 2, 2015
Community Planting Day at Dogpatch's Historic Scott School new Sidewalk Gardens
Join us for a community planting of CA native flowering species 9:30-noon at the school in Dogpatch.
Where: Scott School, 1060 Tennessee St., SF 94107. Meet on Minnesota St. just north of 22nd St. at the parking lot entrance.
When: Sat. May 2, 2015 9:30 am-noon
Tools, gloves and beverages/water provided. Please wear sturdy shoes. Pizza lunch to follow.
GTSF installs CA Native Plant Sidewalk Gardens on Tennessee and Minnesota streets at historic Scott School with help from Bay Natives Nursery, SFDPW, SFUSD, and our donors and volunteers. Thanks to all! ... and see more on our Projects page.
February 28, 2015
Fourth Saturdays Gardening continues at Warm Water Cove February 28, same time and place.
Thanks to Burning Man/Black Rock City for an end-of-2014 generous contribution of $1000.00
Fourth Saturdays Gardening continues at Warm Water Cove December 27, same time and place!
GTSF helps 21 home owners plant CA Native Plant Sidewalk Gardens along Tennessee, Minnesota and 22nd Streets with grants and help from FUF and SFPUC, and GTSF volunteers.... and see more on our Projects page.
4th Saturdays Gardening continues at Warm Water Cove March 22
4th Saturdays continue every month at Warm Water Cove 10:30 am-12:30 pm, March 22. We have 2 new native CA plants to put in as well as weeding and mulching. BYO drink/water and favorite gloves/tools BUT we will have gloves/tools and snacks, and a "door prize". The past two lucky winners received a $25.00 gift Certificate to Goat Hill Pizza. You could be next! Warm Water Cove Park on 24th St. at the Bay, Dogpatch. T-Line 23rd St. stop, walk 1 block south to 24th St., then 2 blocks east to the bay and park. Free, easy parking too! See more on our Projects Page.
January and February, 2014
4th Saturdays Gardening at Warm Water Cove
Gardening at Warm Water Cove
4th Saturdays continue every month at Warm Water Cove 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Nov. 23. We have 12 new native CA plants to put in as well as weeding (and watering if it does not rain!) BYO drink/water and favorite gloves/tools BUT we will have gloves/tools and snacks, and a "door prize" or two. Warm Water Cove Park on 24th St. at the Bay, Dogpatch. T-Line 23rd St. stop, walk 1 block south to 24th St., then 2 blocks east to the bay and park. Free, easy parking too!
Just For You Parklet is Open!
Your first public parklet in Dogpatch opened at the end of October at 732 22nd St between Third St. and Tennessee St. thanks to many generous donors though our website link and to Just For You Cafe, the sponsor. Finishing touches— the potted planters— coming soon! This image shows Parklet under construction in October.
Dogpatch Gets some Green Sidewalks thanks to GTSF, SFDPW, SF Dept of Urban Forests and SF Unified School District
Stay tuned for more on this project. See more on our Projects page.
Saturday 9am-12noon, Sept. 21, GreenTrustSF Hosts International Coastal Cleanup Day at Warm Water Cove. Join Us!
Keep your Bay and oceans free of trash and plastics. Please join us for a few hours of cleanup by the Bay in Dogpatch.To cut down on plastic use, please bring your own bucket/gloves/water. We will have bags and gloves if you need them. For more info. and/or to sign up at Event Brite.
To get there: T Third MUNI bus stop at 23rd St. Walk one block south to 24th St., walk 2 blocks east to Bay. Free parking also.
Parklet Update! We are 3/4 way to Goal of $17,000. Please donate (tax deductible) now. Any amount much appreciated!
Thanks to all who have donated to the first Parklet coming very soon to you in Dogpatch! We just need a little more to reach our goal. See update here.
July and August 2013
July and August 4th Saturdays keep the Cove looking good in dry summer months
Thanks to our volunteers, Warm Water Cove is staying clean, weeded, mulched and watered. Also with continued help from DPW and the Port we are keeping the graffiti and trash to a minimum! While getting some exercise, our volunteers enjoyed great views and "door" prizes from a couple of our ongoing sponsors, Just For You Cafe and La Stazione Coffee and Wine Bar both located on Dogpatch's 22nd Street hub. See more on our Projects page.
GreenTrustSF is helping to bring the first Parklet to Dogpatch
With our $2,000 challenge grant we are inviting all friends of Dogpatch and GreenTrustSF to make a tax-deductible donation through our Park Partner/fiscal sponsor, San Francisco Parks Alliance, to help bring the first public parklet to Dogpatch. See more on Just For You Cafe website where the Cafe is offering T-shirts, raffle prizes and a dinner, or donate directly on our page.
The Parklet will be open to the public at all times with Louisiana style bench seating next to a new magnolia tree at 732 22nd St between Tennessee St. and Third St. in the historic and sunny Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco. Located on the "main business street" amongst cafes, a frame shop, chocolatiers, nail salon, coffee, cocktail and wine bars, coffee houses, "Made in SF" shops, a boxing gym, a climbing gym, historic Victorian houses, near the CalTrain station and a Third St. T line Light Rail stop.
With permit and design in hand, we are aiming to complete the Parklet in August so PLEASE HELP BY DONATING NOW! We are 1/3 the way to our goal of $17,000.
June 22, 2013
Warm Water Cove first Summer Garden Day
Join us for our first Summer Garden Day and the first of our continuing Warm Water Cove 4th Saturdays. Gardening and cleanup Sat., June 22, 10 am-12:30 pm at Warm Water Cove Park. Bring water to drink, closed-toe shoes. We provide tools, gloves, light snacks and perhaps a door prize! We will be here Every 4th Saturday of the Month, same time and place so mark your calendars and come on out! Third St. T line stop at 23rd. walk 1 block south to 24th St., 3 blocks east to the Bay. Free parking at Park- 24th St at the Bay, 2 blocks east of Illinois St.
On April 27 we weeded, added soil, mulched, replaced the rock border in the front garden and watered. We will be rotating around the 3 gardens and wildflower areas each month. Thanks to our local business friends for our "Door prizes": One pound bags of coffee from Dogpatch Cafe, 2295 Third St/20th St. and a delicious jar of spice from Olivier's Butchery, 1074 Illinois St.near 22nd St.
See more on our projects here!
April 27, 2013
Warm Water Cove Spring Garden Day
Join GreenTrustSF and your neighbors for Earth Day extension! Gardening and cleanup Sat., April 27, 10 am-12:30 pm at Warm Water Cove Park. Bring water to drink, closed-toe shoes. We provide tools, gloves, light snacks and perhaps a door prize!
Third St. T line stop at 23rd. walk 1 block south to 24th St., 3 blocks east to the Bay Free parking at Park- 24th St at the bay, 2 blocks east of Illinois St.
Feb. 23, 2013
Join GreenTrust SF for the second 2013 Gardening Day at Warm Water Cove Park, Sat., Feb.23, 10:30am-1:00pm
More fun! Weeding, planting, mulching and tidying up. Bring your own water/drink, wear sturdy closed toed shoes. We will have gloves, tools and a "door prize" or two! Walk from Dogpatch. Third St light rail stop at 23rd, walk 1 block east to Illinois St, 1 block south to 24th St., 1 block east to water front and the park. Also plenty of free parking.
See more on our projects here!
Feb. 10, 2013
Join GreenTrust SF for the first 2013 Gardening Day at Warm Water Cove Park, Sun., Feb.10, 10:30am-12:30pm
Enjoy bayside views while getting the gardens ready for spring! Weeding, planting, mulching and tidying up. Bring your own water/drink, wear sturdy closed toed shoes. We will have gloves, tools and a "door prize" or two! Third St light rail stop at 23rd, walk 1 block east to Illinois St, 1 block south to 24th St., 1 block east to water front and the park. Also plenty of free parking.
See more on our projects here!
Dec. 15, 2012
GreenTrustSF hosts a winter rejuvenation at Warm Water Cove Park, Sat, Dec. 15, 10:30am-12:30pm
Join GTSF for planting new California Natives, mulching, weeding, and trash cleanup. Shovels/gloves and water dispenser provided by Port of San Francisco. Please bring your own drinking container. We'll have snacks to fuel you, and a couple of "door prizes" from our local businesses/supporters. Flowers are blooming. Come out and enjoy your waterfront park! See more about our projects here!
September 15, 2012
GreenTrustSF and Sea Scavenger hosted International Coastal Cleanup Day at Warm Water Cove Sat., Sept. 15, 9am-noon
100's of pounds of debris were removed from the shoreline, helping to keep San Francisco Bay and ocean safer for sea creatures, the general health of the oceans and ultimately for you!
For more info.:
August 16, 2012
Please join us for the Green Connections Walk
Potrero Hill to the Blue Greenway, Grey to Green to Blue -- with Chocolate Sprinkles!
Join Walk San Francisco and the SF Parks Alliance to explore walking connections from Potrero Hill to parks and the Blue Greenway. A 3-mile walk along San Francisco's southern waterfront. We'll start off at Potrero Hill Recreation Center and head down to the bay, exploring how the City can improve walking connections to parks and the waterfront. Highlights of the tour include Potrero Hill Recreation Center, 22nd St./Dogpatch, Progress Park, and Warm Water Cove. Oh yes, and we'll have a special stop for ice cream (optional) at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous. Yum.
Date: Sunday August 19, 2012
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Meeting Location: Potrero Hill Recreation Center
Leaders: Elizabeth Stampe & Rachel Russell Nearby
Transit Routes: Muni Bus: 10, 19
January 19, 2012
GTSF receives Blue Greenway Partner Appreciation Award from San Francisco Parks Alliance
For the past few years GTSF has been working with SFPA (formerly Neighborhood Parks Council (NPC) and San Francisco Parks Trust (SFPT) and other neighborhood groups along San Francisco's eastern waterfront to see that the Blue Greenway comes to fruition. With the coming of the America's Cup we hope to see Way-finding signage and improvements to several Port Parks and open saves along the waterfront from China Basin (Baseball park area) south to Candlestick Point. Stay tuned!
Sept. 17, 2011
GTSF hosts another Coastal Cleanup Day at Warm Water Cove
15 industrious volunteers joined GTSF and the Port of San Francisco for the annual International Coastal Cleanup Day.
Neighbors and fans of Warm Water Cove and the SF Bay brought their own buckets, bags, gloves and drink containers to make this the lowest carbon footprint Coastal Cleanup Day yet! Recology (the City's garbage company) joined in by providing toters and debris boxes for the event. Recology took away all of the trash and sorted it.
Preliminary cleanup information is posted here for California: Preliminary Results from 2011 California Coastal Cleanup Day.
Find out more about Coastal Cleanup Celebrations and Events going on until Oct.9 here.
It was a beautiful sunny morning on the Bay. Thanks to our volunteers, a lot less trash and plastic will find its way into the Bay and ocean by way of Warm Water Cove. After a 3 hour cleanup, several lucky volunteers won "door prizes" donated by our local businesses while enjoying snacks and drinks provided by Good Life Grocery.
Our generous sponsors added to our fun with their donations of services, support, and gift cards for our "door prizes." Please patronize them!
Caffe La Stazione
The Good Life Grocery
The Potrero View
We are happy to report that we are actually finding less trash at the park now, after 4 years of stewarding the park and several cleanup days. There are still flowers out even after the dry summer but the winter rains will renew the native and drought tolerant plants bringing lots of new flowers this winter and spring.
Read more about Warm Water Cove below and on our Projects page.
GreenTrustSF hosts Coastal Cleanup Day at Warm Water Cove
Sat. Sept.17, 9:30-noon.
24th Street at the Bay (2 blocks east of Third St.)
Use T-Line 23rd St. Station and free parking available at site.
Join your neighbors, and bring a friend to help keep trash out of the Bay and the park. Approximately 80% of San Francisco's debris ends up in the eastern shoreline. For a low environmental impact— bring your own water in re-usable container, gloves and large bag or bucket to collect trash. We will have some for those who do not have!
Also watering of the flower beds to perk them up from the rainless summer. We should see some water birds and/or a harbor seal, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragon flies, late summer flowers,earth art and great views of the Bay.
Snacks and a few "door prizes" provided by local businesses!
See more and register here: http://www.signuptocleanup.org/
Fill in "Warm Water Cove, San Francisco" for site. We would like you to register but can also just sign in on day.
June 25, 2011
BlueGreenway Day and Warm Water Cove!
On a sunny day in mid June, Warm Water Cove was the first stop in a seven-stop bicycle tour of the developing parks and open spaces along the Blue Greenway trail (http://bluegreenway.org/).
Several dozen bicyclists gathered to visit the park, hear about the history of the park from our Board Vice Chair, Stephen Antonaros, and to admire the abundant flowers and witness the transformation from a derelict open space with lots of potential to a giant garden on the bay with views of the water and an expansive amount of new flowering plants—definitely fulfilling that potential!
From there, the tour went on to visit Islais Creek, Heron’s Head Park, India Basin, Hunters Point Shipyard, Yosemite Slough and Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. See more photos of the ride: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfnpc/sets/72157627071720184/
Warm Water Cove impressed many of the attendees as being a hidden jewel that has risen from humble beginnings and is now among a rare number of bayside open spaces that are a pleasure and joy to visit! Visit it soon! Thanks to all of our volunteers, sponsors and San Francisco Port gardeners who have helped us transform Warm Water Cove over the past 4 years. See more on our Projects Page. (link to Projects page-WWC)
There will be more planting days in the late fall and occasional maintenance days until then. The Garden Project, a San Francisco non-profit has been recently engaged by the Port of San Francisco to assist in ongoing maintenance of the park. Read more about this great local group here: http://www.gardenproject.org/thegardenproject.htm
April 23, 2011
GreenTrustSF Creates Buzz on Earth Day at Warm Water Cove Park
It was a perfect day for gardening--not too sunny, yet warm enough to shed the outer layer after a half hour of work. Over two dozen volunteers began arriving at 9:30 am. Thanks to Caffe La Stazione, Good Life Grocery and a generous neighbor, there were donuts, coffee, juice and snacks to get us started and keep us going through three hours of weeding, mulching and general clean-up.
Volunteers ranged from grade schoolers through retirees —experienced and novice gardeners, individuals and families. Gardeners from other local projects and groups including Pennsylvania Street Garden Project, Progress Park, Burning Man, Sea Scavenger and India Basin Neighborhood Association joined Dogpatch and Potrero neighbors for the morning. Neighborhood Parks Council brought energetic volunteers from Tretorn Wellie Wagon along with a pop-up boots display for on-site discount shopping. At least 4 volunteers ended the morning with colorful new boots!
NPC also set-up their interactive Blue Greenway “ideas” board on which the attendees wrote and drew while “resting” between garden tasks. The board went to all of the Blue Greenway Earth Day events over the past couple of weeks and received quite a few suggestions. See photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfnpc/sets/72157626453039929/
Thanks to the Port of San Francisco for providing tools, mulch and professional expertise.
Five CA native wildflower beds of seeds from Eden Brothers, planted during our January 23 event have begun blooming. The first wave--Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii) are now flowering. The beds appear as carpets the color of a San Francisco sky on a clear, sunny day. Other CA native plants from HANC SF Native Plant Nursery, Flowercraft Garden Center) and SF Arboretum are flowering as well. Honey and bumble bees busily work among the blossoms along side of hummingbords. Fly-overs by groups of Canada Geese, and the ever-present gulls added to the audio/visual charm of the morning.
At the end of three hours we packed up the tools, and our memories of good work and conversations, and left with a last look at the lovely gardens we had helped to create in the neighborhood.
Visit the park (at the east end of 24th Street at the Bay, 2 blocks east of Third St.) everyday to see the flowers and enjoy the Bay views. Stay tuned for future garden days at Warm Water Cove Park. See more photos on our Projects page.
Announcement - April 20, 2011
The annual meeting of the GreenTrustSF-Central Waterfront will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 7pm - 8:30pm at 2298 Third Street, corner of 20th Street. All welcome.
If you would like to participate in the creation of future greening projects throughout the Central Waterfront, come to the meeting, become a member and consider volunteering to be on the Board of Directors.
The annual meeting will include a review of the GreenTrust's progress so far on the 22nd Street sidewalk greening, update on Warm Water Cove Park wildflower seeding and CA Native plantings and discuss upcoming grants in progress as well as future plans for new greening projects. We will have a few printed copies of the FINAL 22nd Street Master Greening Plan, which will also be available as a pdf on this website. Food and drinks will be on hand. Parking in the lot adjacent and located on the Third St. Light Rail 20th St. stop. Any questions call Stephen 415-713-1501 for more information.
Announcement - April 23, 2011
Earth Day Gardening at Warm Water Cove Park (24th St. at the Bay) 10:00 am-12:30 pm.
Enjoy spring, flowers blooming and the birds, bees and butterflies at the water's edge while doing some earth-friendly mulching, weeding and planting in the gardens and wildflower beds that we have been cultivating and adding to since August 2007. SAVE THE DATE and stay tuned.
January 22, 2011
On this warm and sunny Saturday morning, GreenTrustSF sponsored a CA native Wildflower Seeding with the assistance, support and participation of our terrific community neighbors and businesses. Read/see more on our Projects page.
January 8, 2011
Close to 20 "Sea scavengers", including local GreenTrustSF neighbors, descended on Warm Water Cove from 10:00 am-noon on Sat. Jan. 8, 2011 to clean up the shoreline of plastics and other debris as part of a bigger effort by home-grown Sea Scavenger to rid the oceans of plastic pollution. by noon, volunteers had collected a pickup truck load of everything from plastic bags to clothing, netting and every version of plastics, metal and other undesirable shoreline trash. After each "first Saturday of the month" event along SF's industrial eastern shoreline, the volunteers sort and bag the trash.
Recology, our local trash collector, helps sponsor the clean-ups by picking up the trash after each event.
Local restaurant Thirsty Bear on Howard St. hosted lunch and beer at the restaurant for the hungry scavengers. A different local restaurant sponsors lunch each month.
To find out more about the group and to locate and join future shoreline clean-ups, go to seascavenger.org.
The 22nd Street Greening Master Plan gets closer to completion. GreenTrustSF and Fletcher Studio made a presentation to Dogpatch Neighborhood Association and neighbors at the Nov. 9, 2010 DNA meeting, of the latest draft of the 22nd St. Greening Master Plan. Following the Jan. 2010 community meeting and comments, Fletcher and GreenTrustSF developed this Plan to the final draft. See/read the entire final draft Plan on our Projects page.
GreenTrustSF is awarded $2,000. Innovator Award from San Francisco Parks Trust towards the Greening of 22nd St. Your pledges of matching volunteer hours and donations helped to win this grant. Though we wanted to have a project started by Dec. 2010, we will be aiming for early spring 2011 upon the completion of our Master Plan for 22nd St. Thank you all for your support and participation. Stay tuned!
January 25, 2010
Over 50 residents, property and small business owners of Dogpatch, Potrero Hill and nearby areas participated in the Jan.23 community workshop sponsored by non-profit GreenTrustSF-Central Waterfront (www.gtsfcw.org). Breakfast treats compliments of our 22nd Street businesses: Cup O' Blues, Just For You, Piccino, Dogpatch Saloon. Thanks To Rickshaw Bagworks for donating their space for the workshop.
Discussed at the gathering were options for "greening" 22nd Street between Third Street and the CalTrain station at Pennsylvania Street. Local landscape architect David Fletcher presented alternative concepts for enhancing the experience of the street including opening sidewalks for more vegetation and street trees, redesigning the Muni mini park, improving storm water handling, parking reconfiguration and traffic calming. An important element of the presentation was the use of "temporary to permanent" solutions which allow the neighborhood to try out ideas that can later be made permanent as consensus is built and funding is procured.
January 23, 2010
GreenTrustSF hosts the 2nd neighborhood workshop on the 22nd Street Greening Project. David Fletcher Landscape Studio will present alternate design plans based on suggestions received at the first meeting on April 2008. Rickshaw Bagworks, 904 22nd St. between Minnesota and Indiana Sts., is opening their shop/studio for our workshop. Breakfast snacks and coffee compliments of our neighbors on 22nd St.— Cup o' Blues, Just For You, Piccino.
We will discuss the plan alternatives and decide on a final design which will be presented at a follow-up meeting. Neighbors at the meeting will decide which section of the plan gets first priority for funding and implementation.
See you there. Bring a neighbor!
September 23, 2009
GT BOD meets with Fletcher design team to discuss existing conditions/review groundwork for the 22nd St. greening project.
August 25, 2009
With the help of grants from UCSF and SF Foundation, GTSFCW hired David Fletcher Studio, located in Dogpatch, to assist the neighborhood in designing our planned pilot street greening project on 22nd St. from Third St. to Pennsylvania St. Taking the information gathered at the GT public meeting of April 3, 2008, and subsequent suggestions from interested neighbors, Fletcher Studio is preparing preliminary design alternatives to be presented to the neighborhood, interested parties and stake holders at an upcoming meeting tentatively planned for fall/winter 2009.
If you have suggestions or questions please contact us at email@example.com.
April 7, 2009
Annual Membership Meeting
Board of Directors voted in:
Discussion of 22nd St. Greening Project and bids submitted. GT decides to open up bidding to local Central Waterfront designers with a notice in the Potrero View newspaper.
Annual Membership Meeting
Nominated for the Board of Directors:
March 6, 2009
Next Board Of Directors meeting: 7:00-8:30 pm, Thurs. March 12, 2298 3rd. St./20th St., San Francisco. 3rd St. Lt. Rail 20th St. stop. Parking in lot on 3rd St. next to building.
January 2, 2009
With their generous arrangement to donate a portion of yearly Giants baseball season parking garage revenues to GreenTrust, we are closer to our goal of hiring a planning/landscape consultant to help us and the neighborhood to design and Implement a greening plan for Twenty Second Street from Third St. to Pennsylvania St. and eventually to extend both ends east to the waterfront and west to connect with Potrero Hill.
Your donation will help us reach that goal! Please join us. Please donate now.
September 20, 2008
Successful Second Annual Coastal Clean-Up Day at Warm Water Cove - New plantings brighten park’s future
Warm Water Cove Park is looking a lot more inviting thanks to the volunteers and City Departments that converged on the Port park for a morning of Coastal Clean-Up and the establishment of two gardens of native and drought tolerant plants.
Working with Community Clean Team and the SF Port, GreenTrustSF coordinated the efforts of community volunteers, local businesses and neighbors for a FUNTASTIC event. With plants, food and the cost of the Fat Tuesday Band donated by local businesses, our volunteers had fun and ate well.
GreenTrust will “adopt” the gardens by watering until the plants become established, as well as helping the Port gardeners keep the weeds in check. A thick layer of mulch provided by the Port and spread around by more volunteers on November 8, 2008 will assist in keeping the weeds down and the moisture in the soil. By the spring and summer of 2009 we should see lots of flowers with birds, bees and helpful insects spending more time in the park.
September 8, 2008
GreenTrust SF helps sponsor Coastal Cleanup Day at Warm Water Cove Park
When: Saturday, September 20, 2008, 9am-noon
Where: Warm Water Cove Park, east end of 24th Street at the Bay, one block east of Illinois St. (2 blocks east of Third St.)in the Dogpatch, Central Waterfront
What: An annual International event that nets lots of trash that would otherwise find its way into our waterways and oceans.
Join GreenTrustSF and your neighbors and friends along with Community Clean Team, Literacy for Environmental Justice, Pretrial Diversion, the Port of San Francisco and the California Coastal Commission at the Cove at 9am. We have something for everyone to do! Pick up trash and recyclable items. Prepare a planting bed for a winter planting and wild flower seeding. Plant some native California plants. Spread mulch to keep future weeds down and to enrich the soil. Paint out graffiti. All materials and equipment provided.
Food, beverages and the cost of the event is generously donated by local restaurants, businesses and entities including Sheedy Drayage, San Francisco Boatworks/the Ramp Restaurant, Just for You Cafe, Piccino cafe, Hard Knox Café, Serpentine, Transbay Cable, Harrigan Weigenmuller Properties, Norcal Waste Systems, Walgreens, SFDPW, Green Connect. Plants generously donated by Flora Grubb Gardens, Flowercraft Garden Center and Pacific Nurseries.
A thank-you lunch at noon with live music by Fat Tuesday Band featuring Edna Love.
It will help for the count, if you signup: call 385-7778 or visit the SF Connect website at www.sfconnect.org
To learn more about International Coastal Cleanup Day see:
Bonus! Residents of District 10 can drop off unwanted bulky items and more between 8 am-noon, Sat. Sept 20, at Martin Luther King Jr Middle School, 350 Girard at Bacon St. (off San Bruno Ave., south of Silver Ave. for more info, call 552-9201)
See you all there. Bring a friend.
April 26, 2008
GreenTrust Earth Day Event at Agua Vista Park
A fabulous sunny morning greeted our April 26, 2008 Earth Day clean-up and planting in Agua Vista Park sponsored by GreenTrust SF Central Waterfront and the Port of San Francisco.
Thanks to our hard working volunteer neighbors - Joe Boss, Janet Carpinelli, Renee Deger, Roger Donaldson, Liz and Tom Kelly, David Siegel, Anna Stern, Mark Walther, Charmaine Yu; and Tom Carter - Deputy Director, Maintenance, SF Port and Rachel Sooter, SF Port gardener, weeded, spread bark mulch, picked up litter, cleaned pathways and planted drought resistant, flowering, bird and butterfly attracting perennials.
Thanks also to Stephen Antonaros, and Ralph Wilson for helping in the preparation and to Port employees Daniel Lazzari and Tai Trang for getting our tools and supplies ready.
We stayed nourished thanks to Charmaine Yu for the delicious home-made scones, Mission Rock Cafe for hot coffee, cold water and "facilities", and specially discounted pizza by Goat Hill Pizza.
According to Rachel, we got two weeks of work done in three hours!
Follow up items will be: repainting the graffitied tables, possibly getting another picnic table or bench and another clean-up/maintenance effort in the fall. The Port is working on getting the fishing pier repaired. Any other suggestions, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take the time to go by and enjoy this waterfront SF Port park just north of Mission Rock Cafe on Terry Francois Blvd.
GreenTrust Hosts Successful Neighborhood Gathering to Kick Of our Initial Greening Project for Central Waterfront - Twenty Second St. from Illinois St. to Missouri St.
GreenTrustSF organized and sponsored an exciting evening neighborhood design workshop on April 3, 2008 to discuss streetscape improvements that could be made to 22nd St. from Third Street to Pennsylvania Street. Participants enthusiastically generated a host of ideas and supported pursuing long-range improvements and greening along 22nd Street, east to west, from Illinois St. to Missouri St. and to further extend that connection to the waterfront on the east and up to Potrero Hill on the west.
Ideas generated at the workshop include: seeing the 22nd St. Muni mini-park between Minnesota and Indiana streets renovated to be more enticing and neighborhood/family friendly with a new garden area and the addition of an outdoor pizza/bread oven (or space for a portable one), adding sidewalk bulb outs at the corner of 22nd/Tennessee Sts. near Piccino cafe and at 22nd/Minnesota Sts. in front of Cup o’ Blues coffee house, installing new lighting under the CalTrans overpass, engaging the CalTrain 22nd Street.Station and adding landscaping and permeable paving along 22nd St.t wherever possible. Additional bulb outs will be considered to guide future growth around 22nd St. GreenTrustSF is seeking funding, in the form of grants and donations, for taking these ideas to the next level which will be to hire a consultant to guide the community through two more workshops and to produce a plan for implementation, based on these workshops, by Dec. 2008.
With the consultant hired, GreenTrustSF will re-engage the community and begin a final plan for the improvements of the initial stretch of 22nd Street from Illinois St. to Mississippi St. A second phase plan will be to study and implement a future pedestrian/bicycle connection to/from the waterfront at Pier 70 and the adjacent Port lands east of Third and Illinois Streets, and in the other direction to the west, we are looking to develop a green path/steps connection along the 22nd St. right of way beyond Mississippi St. connecting to Missouri St. and on to the SF Recreation and Park land at the top of Potrero Hill.
When fully implemented this plan will connect Potrero Hill and Dogpatch with the waterfront and the Blue Greenway via a pedestrian friendly, bicycle friendly green corridor.
Stay tuned for more details!
Annual Meeting and Public Meeting for GTSFCW Inaugural Neighborhood Greening Project
Thursday, April 3 - 2298 Third Street (at NW corner of 20th St.), 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Join us for the evening - Help plan our inaugural neighborhood greening project, Twenty-second St. from Third St. to Pennsylvania St./CalTrain station, and help jumpstart the greening of the Central Waterfront.
This section of Twenty-second St. is an important corridor and mini-commercial district which connects Potrero Hill to Dogpatch and the waterfront, connects travelers from Third St. and the Light Rail to and from the neighborhood and brings people to and from the CalTrain Station. This is the time for a "green Street" plan as the neighborhood begins to grow.
2008 Board of Directors to be ratified at meeting:
Public Meeting for GTSFCW Inaugural Neighborhood Greening Project