Muwekma Ohlone Pocket Park Project

Date: November 14, 2000

Re: Muwekma Ohlone Pocket Park

Attention: Parin Shah c/o San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners

From: "Islais Creek Guerilla Gardeners"

To whom it may concern

Please let it be known that we have been contacted by SLUG just this past week regarding grants available from both federal and local sources.We were informed that the timeline was very short, infact due by November 15. A site visit was conducted on this past Friday, November10 with attendance from various members of the local community and both Parin Shah and Steven from SLUG. A brief tour and discussions occurred as well as measurements, photos and suggestions were implemented by the Slug staff members present.

Some of the ideas discussed for the site were creating handicap access, a pathway adjacent to the Pier 80 fence utilizing a form of crushed granite, a meditation and seating area at the east end of the site, enhancing the one acre of low incline, low tide area for wetland restoration( vigorously reclaiming itself at present ), planting indigenous species and removing invasive species of plants, and most certainly using labor resources available through both the local community and SLUG. It is also important to note that this site is directly adjacent to the Bay Trail, an existing Port Pocket Park, and the site west of Third Street that has been created by Friends of Islais Creek.

 

 

We are very supportive of these ideas and hope that this site will become another link in the chain of open space, habitat refuge and an educational and spiritual sanctuary in the growing web of green here in San Francisco.

It is also important to note that this site has a well established ecosystem that is currently attracting a significant population of both terrestrial and marine bird life.

We are also forwarding all the support and documentation from the 2000 SF URP grant work done for the same site, where many photos and information have already been set in place.

In addition, we have just completed a web site named

http://islaiscreek.com which has further info and pictures and is intended to eventually create internet resources and database for the Southeast Sector of San Francisco.

Please feel free to contact us anytime:

Tel and Fax: 415-821-9300

Cell: 415-902-7700

E Mail: zabudam@pacbell.net

Thank You- "Islais Creek Guerilla Gardeners"