Happy Earth Day! A trend is forming in San Francisco.
Originating in the Outer Mission and approved in The Castro, The Sunset District has secured resident’s support of San Francisco Public Utilities Company’s storm water improvement project. Both SFPUC and local property values will benefit from the funding allotted to the improvement of sidewalk landscapes.
To conquer “Greening” the environment, the beautification and storm control of The Sunset neighborhood began in early April. Initiative leader Supervisor Katy Tang of District 4 has mobilized over 40 volunteers, Front Yard Ambassadors, to accomplish the goals of the Sunset Boulevard Greenway project.
Community residents are helping to not only “Green” their yards but are also supporting the environment. Partners Friends of the Urban Forest and the Surfrider Foundation are advising the project. Steering the selection of drought resistant and native plants, the project aims to reduce rain flow into the delicate and aging sewer system, while also beautifying the neighborhood. By replacing concrete slabs with gardens, lovely succulents and low maintenance vegetation drain excess water away from the sewer system. These natural and silent champions are the key to supervisors Katy Tang and SFPUC’s mission.
The Sunset District’s natural environment lends itself very well to the success of this program. Full-scale design and construction are set for completion in Summer 2015. Best of luck with your efforts and thanks for making the city and planet more eco-friendly!
Thanks for the video Front Yard Ambassadors Program and San Francisco Public Utilities Company for the great information resources!