February 23rd – A Living Library’s 500th Tree Planting in Bernal Height’s St. Mary Park – 10:15 a.m

You are cordially invited to join San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and Life Frames, Inc. for the 500th Tree Planting in the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk in St. Mary’s Park. The event focuses on A Living Library’s milestone of planting 500 trees in San Francisco parks (Holly Park and St. Mary's Park)*.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

10:15 a.m.
SF Rec and Park Department General Manager, Phil Ginsburg and Life Frames, Inc. Founder & Director, Bonnie Ora Sherk welcome City and Community leaders, parks advocates and 6th grade students from Brandeis Hillel Day School.

10:30 a.m.
General Manager Phil Ginsburg and Brandies Hillel Day School 6th grade students plant the 500th tree in St. Mary’s Park.

San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has been in partnership with Life Frames, Inc. since 2002, coordinating the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk, that is linking local schools, parks, public housing, streets and other open spaces leading to the Islais Creek.  The goal is to connect people in a sustainable, ecological environment, and call attention to the importance of California Native Trees, the Islais Creek and Islais Creek Watershed.  This is part of SF Rec and Park’s overall efforts to foster civic participation as well as to encourage community stewardship of our local parks. Funding for the trees was provided by California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.  Other city agency partners in this initiative include:  San Francisco Housing Authority, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco Department of Public Works, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

For more information about SF Rec and Park, please visit our website: www.sfrecpark.org, and for more information about A Living Library, please visit our new blog: www.alivinglibrary.org/blog

* NOTE:  We have already planted more than 600 trees cumulatively thus far within the whole Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk.  The next tree planting is Saturday, February 18, 10-2 pm at Holly Courts Public Housing,  Corner Patton and Appleton, off Mission Street).  All are Welcome !

A Living Library with all sectors of community, incorporates local resources  and transforms them to become vibrant, content-rich, ecological learning landscapes;  each Branch linked to another.

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