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Habitat-restoration Work Parties

New Activity!


The Sierra Club Bay Chapter's San Francisco Group is excited to announce a new series of "urban wilderness" adventures: habitat-restoration work parties with the Natural Areas Program (NAP) of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department. Come learn about botany and ecology, exercise your green thumbs, enjoy entertaining camaraderie, and examine public-lands management issues in some of the most spectacular parts of San Francisco you didn't know still existed! These events are led by NAP staff, who provide expertise, tools, and direction.


On the eastern flank of Mount Davidson, the highest hill in San Francisco, we'll be removing exotic weeds and protecting rare plants in a remarkable grassland and wildflower community. On the western portion of Mount Davidson, planted with trees by Adolph Sutro a century ago, we're removing the monocultures of blackberry and ivy and restoring a complex mix of grasses and forbs.


First Saturday of each month, 9 am to noon; meet at the bus turnaround at the intersection of Myra, Dalewood, and Sherwood on the south side of the hill.


To participate, contact Stan Kaufman at:

or (415)681-4954, chair of the Friends of Mount Davidson (and Sierra Club life member); he needs a head-count so that NAP staff can plan.


Other days and places

Join our Gay and Lesbian Sierrans (GLS) activity section at its monthly NAP work party at Corona Heights, on the last Saturday of every month from 10 am to noon. For more details and to sign up, contact Jim Houillion at (415)552-3542.


The City's Natural Areas Program sponsors 30 additional projects all around the city. These are not Sierra Club-sponsored, but they occur at great sites and provide exciting work with grand views of the city--and they may be right in your neighborhood. For information and to participate, contact Suzanna Buehl in the NAP volunteer office at:

or (415)753-7268.



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