Pinewood School Students Help Develop Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk

Students from the  Pinewood School in San Mateo, joined Life Frames, Inc., Bonnie Ora Sherk and SF Recreation & Park Department in St. Mary’s Park on April 30th, to plant California native plants in the Oak Allee in St. Mary’s Park, as part of the Bernal Heights Living Library & Think Park Nature Walk.  The Oak Allee is flourishing and the Nature Walk is growing !

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The student volunteers planted about 200 California Natives including two varieties of Ceanothus (Yankee Point & Dark Star), Romnya coulteri (Matillja Poppy), Fremontedendron (California Flannel Bush).  It will look increasingly colorful and gorgeous as the blooms come forth with blues, purples, yellows, and whites !!!  We are painting a growing, changing landscape of color, multi-functionality, and beauty !!!

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The Bernal Heights Living Library Nature Walk links schools, parks, public housing, streets, and other open spaces leading to the currently hidden Islais Creek at the south side of St. Mary’s Park.  The Nature Walk is creating a new, expressive,  narrative landscape that is a prototype for what could be occurring throughout the whole Islais Creek Watershed, the largest in San Francisco, that interlinks eleven neighborhoods:  Noe Valley, Mission, Bernal Heights, Potrero Hill, Bayview, Portola, Crocker-Amazon, Excelsior, OMI, Sunnyside, Glen Park.

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More volunteer events are coming up !  If  you would like to participate, or for more information about volunteer planting days, please contact us:  info@alivinglibrary.org

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