Hello Friend and Supporter of the Greenway,
The grass plants that we put in the Native Meadow in January are looking good, and now is our chance to prepare them for the summer by installing a temporary drip irrigation system. This is the most water-efficient way for us to care for the recently-planted grasses so that they survive the summer and establish themselves as a drought-tolerant, functioning Native Meadow.
We’re going to have two work parties back-to-back in early March. We will start work on Friday afternoon, March 4. Not everyone can volunteer on a weekday afternoon, but if you’re able to, please join us. On Saturday morning, March 5, we’ll get back to work and if you’re a Saturday volunteer I hope that you will join us at 9:00am for coffee. We’ll break for a sandwich lunch at noon and, for those who have more energy (and available time), we’ll finish off the work in the afternoon. We’ll supply tools and equipment. Please bring your own tools if you have them: see the tools specified below.
Please email me to tell me when you expect to join us or for more information about these work parties.
Please join us for an hour or two or come for an entire morning, or afternoon.
Friday, March 4
- Meet at 1:00pm on the Greenway at Lippard Avenue near the corner with Bosworth Street
- Break at 5pm
Saturday, March 5
- Meet at 9:00am on the Greenway at Lippard Avenue near the corner with Bosworth Street. We’ll have coffee to help us get started
- Break for lunch at 12:00pm, we’ll provide sandwiches – please remember to email me to tell me you’re coming so that there are enough sandwiches for you
- After lunch we’ll finish the work
If you have the following tools and would like to use your own, please bring them. If you don’t have your own we’ll have some for you to borrow:
- Small hand shears
- Hand mattock
- Work gloves
San Francisco’s rules in response to the pandemic are changing. We will be working in the open air by ourselves or in small groups. 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 this important pair of work parties.
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