Hello Friend and Supporter of the Greenway,
I hope that you are enjoying the arrival of spring (and even a few spring showers) and that you are longing to get your hands (and even perhaps your knees) a bit muddy on the Greenway! We are taking another big step with our Native Meadow on Monday May 2 and on Saturday May 7 we have our regular monthly work party. So this will be a busy time on the Greenway. Are you ready for this?!
Please email me no later than next Thursday April 28 to tell me if you plan to join the work party the following Monday.
For both of these work parties we’ll meet on the Native Meadow at Lippard Avenue. Please bring tools if you have them – we’ll also have a supply of tools to lend you.
Monday afternoon, May 2 (Monday after next)
This is unusual! A work party on a week-day afternoon. Starting at about 1:00, we’ll work until we’re done.
Come and help even if you can only join us for an hour or so. This will be similar to the task you may remember from a similar work party last January. We’ll lay a cardboard sheet mulch over almost 3,000SqFt of the Greenway in anticipation of the delivery on the following day of lots and lots of wood-chip mulch to spread around the site. We have to get that cardboard laid before the mulch truck arrives on Tuesday morning so I hope that we have a good turn-out for this work party.
Saturday morning May 7 (two weeks from today)
Coffee to start and sandwiches for lunch. Email me no later than Thursday May 5 to tell me that you’re coming so that there’ll be a sandwich for you.
The tasks for this workday will be mostly about getting the Greenway ready for the summer:
- Check on the sheet mulch around the direct seeded oaks and repair/replace as necessary
- Complete the weeding around direct seeded oaks, the 15-gallon trees and the areas of shrub plantings
- There may be some other tasks related;ated to the mulching on the Native Meadow during the previous week
For more information about these work parties and, in case you want to bring your own tools, to discuss which tools we expect that you’ll need, please email me:
It’s hard to know what the pandemic rules will be in two weeks time. We will be working in the open air so generally need not wear masks. However, please bring a mask with you and, if you find yourself congregating to chat or need to work closely with any other volunteers and they feel more comfortable wearing a mask, please wear yours too.
I hope that you’ll be able to join in this work on the Native Meadow and look forward to working with you at these two important work
Many thanks for all that you do for the Greenway
Friends of the Glen Park Greenway
– a project of SFPA
The Greenway is on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone peoples