(Photo by Maria Durana, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy)
Thank you, Plantapalooza Volunteers!
On February 23, the Presidio Trust hosted Plantapalooza, a new volunteer event held in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and REI. Eighty-four volunteers came out to participate in a variety of service projects in the Tennessee Hollow Watershed!
- Planting 700 plants, representing 20 different native species, in the upper El Polin Spring area, including yarrow, woodland strawberry, yerba buena, red flowering currant, coffee berry, and several species of ferns
- Planting 200 native grassland plants at Inspiration Point
- Sprucing up the MacArthur community garden by pulling grasses and weeds around garden boxes and spreading mulch to cover exposed landscape fabric
- Caring for more than 100 trees in the reforestation site above El Polin Spring by pulling weeds and spreading mulch to suppress weed growth
- Beautifying the El Polin parking area by planting 30 native plants and filling one dump truck load full of weeds
- Removing one dump truck load of invasive French Broom in the MacArthur neighborhood
Volunteers included new faces, long-time volunteers, Presidio residents, UCSF and City College of San Francisco students, and George Peabody Elementary School families.
Thanks to all of the volunteers and the amazing team of Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and REI staff and interns for making the day such a great success!
Special March Event: Compost Yard Volunteer Day
March 14, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Learn about the composting process while composting yard waste and tidying up the Presidio Trust Compost Yard. Rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. Registration is required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.