Join us for our next Community Work Day
Saturday, February 3, 2024, 10am – noon
We need your support as a volunteer on our upcoming work days. Our community work days are recurring every first Saturday of the month, 10am – noon. Volunteering will not only bring us all together as a community, your time will also count as a match we need as part of our commitment for the grant. The next one coming up is: February 3. If you are interested in joining, please sign up by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We were awarded the Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.
In 2022, the De Haro Street Community Project was granted funding to install a green stormwater infrastructure system in the form of permeable planters and a rainwater diverting bioswale leading to a rain garden. The project was designed by Terrain Studio and funded by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant. This grant will address Phase 1 of our median beautification project.
Our project supports pollinating birds and butterflies, provides a calming refuge for community members, and stands as an environmental prototype for hillside rainwater catchment systems. By diverting rainwater out of our storm drains and back into our plants, we are helping protect city infrastructure, preventing toxins from getting into the ocean, and saving water through reclamation to make our city greener.
You can learn more about the design plans, see our full presentation. Thank you to the SFPUC and the SF Parks Alliance!
Our Median – A Hidden Gem
The De Haro Street median is a hidden gem of San Francisco – one of a dwindling few wild medians left in our beautiful City. With apple-green outcropping of California’s state rock, serpentine, randomly gracing the median, this greenspace has been planted and protected by neighbors for decades.
Now recognized by the city of San Francisco as a “Street Park”, our community group is eager to conserve and safeguard this hidden gem so it can be shared as part of a greater walkable greenbelt on the south side of Potrero Hill.
We are dedicated to the transformation of our block and we invite you to join us in bringing our vision to life.