Re: [betterbayview] About Greening the Current Sewer Plant
- Hi Matt,
Thank you for you work on this.
I will look into planting along the Central Shops area. I'll try to
take a look this week and follow-up with Carla.
I don't have a lot of power to make certain calls but I can see what is
possible and help keep the effort from falling through the cracks.
I'll send an email along to the contacts at the treatment plant to let
them know that if there are any permitting issues they can double check
with our office at BUF. They may have done this with Carla already, but
I'll introduce myself.
I think the best thing you could do was do what you did, which is to
let them know that people in the community want to be included in the
decision making process, or kept in the loop.
Urban Forestry Inspector
DPW - Bureau of Urban Forestry
From: bayview94124 <mendellapt@...>
Sent: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 10:10 pm
Subject: [betterbayview] About Greening the Current Sewer Plant
Yesterday I met with 5 people from the sewer plant,
Bereket, Sam Murray, and the Landscaping Supervisor.
They did not tell me who suggested or authorized cutting down the
healthy Victorian Box trees at 750 Phelps, but they did say they plan
on planting more fragrant trees around the plant. They also said
they'd notify the community before cutting down more trees.
I will always maintain that it was a huge mistake cutting healthy
trees down, but I hope the silver lining in this cloud is better
community notification and involvement in the future.
They welcome any community suggestions, so feel free to contact Idil
or Sam with your thoughts.
Idil Bereket can be emailed at ibereket@...
SF Public Utilities Commission
Sam Murray can be emailed at smurray@...
or contacted at 415.554.3275
I have asked them to look into starting a program or project where
community volunteers can help them plant, green, or landscape.
I again suggested permeable sidewalk along 1700 Jerrold (the sewer
plant) and 1800 Jerrold (central shops). They said they will consider
it next time the sidewalk has to be replaced. Not soon enough for me,
but I'll keep talking that up until it happens.
I also asked them about getting sidewalk trees on those blocks. They
told me I'd have to request them from Carla Short the Urban Forester
for DPW. This is on my end of year "to do" list.
I know a number of you had wanted to be there, but the timing wasn't
good. I urge you to stay involved and support the greening effort in
any way you can.
They were surprised how successful the compost give away was and will
let me know when the next one is. It should be in the spring here on
Phelps @ Jerrold.
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