Archive for April, 2014

Sunset Boulevard Greenway Project

Sewer Improvement Project

Thanks SFPUC for the photo!

 

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.

“Helping San Francisco Residents manage storm water on-site is just one of the many approaches that the SFPUC System is taking on as part of its Sewer System Improvement Program.” Rachel Kraai SFPUC

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!

Rita Roti is a broker associate / assistant manager at Zephyr Real Estate and can be reached at Rita@ritaroti.com.

 

Front Yard Ambassadors

Help our Front Yard Ambassadors!

Thank you SFPUC Sewer System Communications Team for the photos!

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 Watch the first planting design video, HERE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the video Front Yard Ambassadors Program and San Francisco Public Utilities Company for the great information resources!

Sunset Front Yard Ambassadors Program Video

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