Past GC Announcements
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.
The California Oak Foundation (
1212 Broadway, Suite 810, Oakland, CA, 94612 or www.californiaoaks.org
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
WHERE: San Francisco
DUTIES: Duties include surveying over 800 trees.
CONTACT: Canopy at 650-964-6110 or by email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.