About Us

GreenTrust SF - Central Waterfront, a community-based non-profit, exists to establish and cultivate a comprehensive plan with associated financing mechanisms to realize a greener Central Waterfront and improve the community's social and ecological health.

We intend to:

  • Provide a clear strategic framework for "green investments" to the benefit of the entire neighborhood, thereby avoiding ad hoc, site-specific improvements that don't contribute to a larger vision.
  • Identify, develop, and implement a strategic plan and associated financing mechanisms to improve existing open space in and around the Central Waterfront.
  • Leverage private and public money to establish a permanent fund to maintain and support open space improvements. These improvements may take the form of: enhanced maintenance of existing green space; the development of new community parks and gardens; bio-remediation swales and sidewalk greenings; and/or, full-scale ecosystem remediation.
  • Operate with financial transparency and efficiency with an emphasis on cost-effective and pragmatic solutions.

The GreenTrust's initial step will adopt a "Green Blueprint," that identifies:

  • A geographic scope of work;
  • A range of potential projects ranked in order of community priority;
  • Potential funding approaches and sources for the identified projects; and,
  • Specific steps to implement the GreenTrust Vision (e.g., the formation of special assessment districts, the adoption of an open-space fee for new development, etc.).

The GreenTrust will be managed by: a board of directors comprised of neighborhood residents and business owners, non-profit organizations with an interest in urban greening and sustainable development, and local funders. The GreenTrust will be an independent, community-based non-profit that seeks to foster a strong sense of neighborhood ownership and responsibility for the Central Waterfront's green infrastructure.

Board of Directors

  • Janet Carpinelli, Chair
  • Sarah Skaggs, Vice Chair
  • Loring Sagan, Member at Large
  • Ralph Wilson, Member at Large, Webmaster

Contact

For more information, email us at info@gtsfcw.org.

Vision Statement Printable Version (pdf)

22nd Street Master Greening Plan