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Presidio Park Stewards 

Meet at the Crissy Field Center every Wednesday morning.  Call 415.561.3034 ext 3445.

Presidio Park Stewards work to protect and enhance some of San Francisco's last remaining natural areas. The Presidio's dune and serpentine scrub, grasslands and woodlands are refuge for local wildlife and home to 15 rare or endangered plant species. Out community based habitat restoration program gives urban residents a chance to actively participate in the management of public lands.  

Vacancy on Alameda County Recycling Board 

Greenbelt Vacancy for "Representative of an Environmental Organization with a significant membership active in recycling issues within Alameda County. The appointee must live in Alameda County. Term is a two year appointment with an opportunity for one additional two year term. Submit resume and cover letter to Board President Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, 121 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94612. Attention Laura Bice. Deadline is May 26, 2005. Call Karen Smith for more info 510.614.1699.

Sustainable Oaks 

The California Oak Foundation ( 1212 Broadway, Suite 810, Oakland, CA, 94612 or  www.californiaoaks.org ) asks:


A bill (SB 1334) is going through the legislature . It is oak mitigation legislation and will help wildlife habitat and healthy watersheds.

Contact the California Oak Foundation about how to support it.

Share Space with Woodshanti 

Woodshanti is interested in what we are calling an Eco-Industrial Park where we could have light industry manufacturing, studio, office, retail and community space all in the same facility. That is the basic vision, but, what will shape it is who is ready to get involved and go in on a space. Woodshanti needs to be in a space by April 1st of this year 2005. We know we will not achieve the total package all at once. Even so we are hopeful that some of our friends will like to join us in our new space to start moving in that direction. We need 5,000 sf  - 1,000 of which is office/showroom/kitchen/break room. We are currently looking at spaces in the 7-8,000 sf range in the hopes that some other enterprises might be able to join us. If you are interested in this or know anybody who is in the market for space please contact me or forward the info along. For more info on us see www.woodshanti.com and also on the project at  http://www.sfuas.org/ecocenter.html. Shawn Berry is the contact person.

Volunteer for Children's Walks: S.F. Botanical Garden 

Enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with children are needed. No previous horticultural experience is required, just a willingness to learn some basic botany and an eagerness to share information with young minds. Three-month docent training program will provide techniques for working with elementary school children in the Botanical Garden. Classes are every Tuesday, from February 7to April 25. Time is 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free is $75.00. (Some scholarships are available.) Classes are held at San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way. Call 415.661.1316, ext. 312 for more information. Web site is www.sfbotanicalgarden.org

Volunteer at Hidden Villa 

Hidden Villa is a nonprofit organic farm and wilderness preserve dedicated to inspiring a just and sustainable future through our multicultural and environmental youth and community education programs. They offer volunteers a choice of: Landscape Gardening, Farm Tour Guides, Special Event Support, Administrative Support, and Visitor Greeter. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 650.949.8655. Email at volunteer@hiddenvilla.org.

Volunteer at Slide Ranch 

A great way to support you own health and developing and help a non-profit environment education center. Organic gardening, native plant restoration, ranch maintenance projects, and office assistance. See www.slideranch.org or call 415.381.6155. Slide Ranch is in Muir Beach at 2025 Shoreline Highway.k

Tree Survey Volunteers

WHAT: Each year, Canopy surveys all the young street trees planted in the San Francisco for the past five years. Lunch will be served for both of the Saturday sessions.
WHEN: Staff training is June 23-26, 2004 (Wednesday through Saturday). 
WHERE: San Francisco
DUTIES: Duties include surveying over 800 trees. 
CONTACT: Canopy at 650-964-6110 or by email at info@canopy.org

Greenbelt Alliance 

Greenbelt Alliance protects open space and promotes livable communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area Transit Villages Campaign: A way to alleviate traffic, provide affordable housing, and make transit work! Write a letter today to support better transit and better communities. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) - our regional transit agency - is considering a policy that requires cities to plan for compact development around new transit stations before funding new transit projects. Putting housing, jobs and shops near stations creates vibrant transit villages and makes transit more convenient. When transit is more convenient more people ride, putting more money into our transit system and taking cars off the road. Greenbelt Alliance is working with allies to lobby MTC members and the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) advising MTC to ensure that they pass a strong, effective policy. The JPC is made of majors, city council members and county supervisors from around the Bay Area. You can help by sending letters to JPC! Tell them you support a strong policy that includes our Livable Communities platform. Read about our platform at http://www.greenbelt.org/downloads/regions/bayarea-wide/TOD_flyer.pdf

Click here for a sample letter http://www.greenbelt.org/regions/bayarea/camp_transit_letter.html

For a list of Joint Policy Committee members see http://www.abag.ca.gov/jointpolicy/members.html

Check our website for regular campaign updates at http://www.greenbelt.org/regions/bayarea/camp_transit.html

Contact Kate O'Hara, Regional Issues Organizer at 415-543-6771 or kohara@greenbelt.org for more information.

Gardening and Composting Educator Training 

Gardening for the Environment, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, 780 Frederick Street, San Francisco, CA, 94117. Call 415.731.5627. (www.gardenfortheenvironment.org


Become an organic gardening and composting activist. Work with S.F. schools, community gardens, and home gardeners teaching safe, effective and sustainable gardening practices. The training runs Saturdays and every other Wednesday evening from September to December 2004. Suggested donation is $75.00 to cover the cost of materials.  Application is due by August 31, 2004.

2006 Farm and Garden Apprenticeship: UC Santa Cruz 

Six month Training Course in Organic Gardening and Farming at UC Santa Cruz's Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Application deadlines are November 1 for U.S. and Canadian citizens and September 1, 2005 for international applications. For more information and an application, contact Apprenticeship Information, CASFS, UCSC, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA, 95064, 831.459.32.40.  Each year 35 to 40 apprentices come from all regions of the U.S. and abroad for the six-month course. Most apprentices choose to live on the Farm in their own tents, sharing cooking, and other community responsibilities in a common kitchen/dining facility. Tuition is $3,250 and some scholarships are available.