PROPOSAL TO SAN FRANCISCO URBAN RESOURCES PARTNERSHIP

PROJECT TITLE- MUWEKMA OHLONE POCKET PARK — MASTER PLANNING PHASE

DATE- July 13, 2000

PROBLEM / ASSET STATEMENT

The Southeast Sector of San Francisco as well many other areas of its minute 49 square miles are under intensive development, with plans for much more development to come. The very small areas of open space and habitat for wildlife flora and fauna are stressed and diminishing with urban growth. Also important to note is that as the urban density increases the stress also increases for the human inhabitants.

The importance of open space for all of god’s creatures is now more important than ever.

Important to note is that this site has been cleaned, tilled, planted, installed with irrigation and maintained by local volunteers, playfully referred to as the "ISLAIS CREEK GUERILLA GARDENERS" for the last seven years by their owns means and resources. As a result of these efforts, the site has become a very strong habitat for local terrestrial and marine birds, insects, crustaceans, and plant life. Its current level of biological activity strongly lends itself to continuation. It also offers sanctuary for all human and animal visitors.

The assets of the proposed " MUWEKMA OHLONE POCKET PARK " are multiple:

1. Preservation of habitat, refuge for animals, plants and humans.

2. Directly adjacent and an amendment to the "BAYTRAIL."

3. Habitat protection of the very few undeveloped areas on Islais Creek.

4. Utilizes unique low tide topography of very low gradation that has and continues to stimulate wetland restoration.

5. Becomes an asset to community and school environmental education.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

To assess, plan and initiate the preservation of this existing wildlife refuge for the benefit of our local environment and community. Also to become an asset to the "BAYTRAIL."

Also to become an addition to the increasingly important role of pocket parks in our urban areas.

ABILITY TO COMPLETE PROJECT

We currently have overwhelming and diverse support and in-kind funding at the community, corporate, governmental, and retail levels (see letters of support and in-kind attached).

COLLABORATION

Because of this site’s unique location coupled with its mult-jurisdictional nature as well as the intensive development scheduled for the adjacent areas, the MUWEKMA OHLONE POCKET PARK project will

necessarily create a partnership with various entities including the Community, the Port of San Francisco, the City of San Francisco, the Southeast Waterfront Advisory Committee, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the Friends of Islais Creek,, Southeast Alliance for Environmental Justice and to varying degrees local environmental organizations.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

This project intends to conduct not only local community meetings regarding the site, but will certainly be present for meetings of the Southeast Waterfront Advisory Committee regarding the site, as SWAC is a watchdog for the human and wildlife health and welfare of the community of the southeast sector of San Francisco. The first year will also initiate contact and communication with local schools regarding field trips and environmental education potentials. It is also the intention and commitment of this grant to contract the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners for site maintenance, irrigation, planting and consultation.

Also it is wonderful to note that the MUWEKMA OHLONE tribe, original peoples of this area, have granted permission to use their tribe name for this site!

INNOVATION

This site preserves a unique habitat on a unique body of water, which originally supplied

85% of the drinking water for the city of San Francisco, that today still supports the migration of herring and the commercial fishing industry as well as is a unique amendment to the existing Islais Creek Park, the Port Pocket Park (between Third and Illinois Street) and the Bay Trail.

TYPES OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

The complete spectrum of assistance required has yet to be evaluated, although certainly the areas of marine biology, shoreline planting, ornithology, maps, history, permits, irrigation and others seem necessary to this project.

SOURCES OF FUNDING, IN-KIND SERVICES AND DONATIONS

FUNDING

RMC Pacific Materials see attached

Port of San Francisco pending

IN-KIND SERVICES

Rmc Pacific Materials

San Bruno Mountain Watch

San Francisco Audubon Society

Port of San Francisco

Building Resource/HANC

Bay Trail

SF URP

James Salerno

Coast Truck Rental

Friends of Islais Creek

SLUG

SF Neighborhood Parks Council

Members of the local community

 

 

 

WORKPLAN SCHEDULE

Nauturalist Preliminary comprehensive& on going monitoring

Hydrologist Preliminary comprehesive & on going monitoring

Ornithologist "

Marine Biologist "

Historian "

Landscape Plans Complete by March 2001

Irrigation Specialist Complete by March 2001

Site Maintenance Every 3 months

Labor 20 hours per month

Meetings Monthly

Permits Acquire by March 2001

Year 2002 strategy Complete by April 2001

MUWEKMA OHLONE POCKET PARK BUDGET SUMMARY

NATURALIST 40 HRS @ $60/HR $2400

HYDROLOGIST 40 HRS @ $60/HR $2400

ORNITHOLOGIST 40 HRS @ $60/HR $2400

MARINE BIOLOGIST 40 HRS @ $60/HR $2400

HISTORIAN SPECIALIST 40 HRS @ $50/HR (MUWEKMA OHLONE) $2000

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT 225 HRS @$80/HR (SHORELINE ) $18,000

ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS - PAPER, PRINT,COMPUTER $2000

MEETING SPOKESPERSON $25/HR/6HRS/MO/12MOS $1800

IRRIGATION SPECIALIST $10 HRS @ $50/HR $500

SITE MAIINTENANCE $500 PER VISIT X 4 VISITS $2000

LIASON MULTI- JURISDICTIONAL CONSULTANT $4000

LABOR $9/HR/20HRS/MO/12 MOS $2160

PROGRAM COORDINATOR $20/HR/20/MO/12/MOS $4800

PERMITS & FEES $3000

FISCAL AGENT FEE $3000

TOTAL BUDGET SUMMARY FEES $52,860