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Friends of the Urban Forest is planting again in Sunnyside. Get a tree in your front yard or at the curb. Applications are due Wed Apr 5, 2017. The tree-planting day is scheduled for Sat May 13, 2017. Complete information and applications here: https://www.fuf.net/sunnyside/

Want to see who’s got a tree and who’s got an empty spot that could have a tree? Check out this cool new map: https://www.opentreemap.org/urbanforestmap/map/

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Dept of Public Works workers weeding and trimming today on the median on Monterey Blvd — carefully avoiding the California poppies. Below, Jon of DPW says workdays don’t get better than this mild, sunny Wednesday.

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[VOTING CLOSED SAT APR 1.]

Your vote counts — help bring City funds our way! The voting is now open for the slate of projects chosen for Participatory Budgeting.  There are many projects and improvements to chose from — read through the whole list carefully.

Visit this page and cast your vote for the projects you think most worthy of being implemented in District 7: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/d7/vote/  Scroll down to where it says “VOTE.”   Voting is open until Mar 31, 2017.

Full details on the package in this post, below image. The project that most directly affects Sunnyside is in the first section “Pedestrian Safety”. (Also look for a Parklet project for Monterey Blvd.)

Pedestrian Safety Improvements for Sunnyside Streets – Cost: $120,000
These proposed pedestrian safety improvements, including strategic stop signs, marked crosswalks, and other measures to promote visibility, directly address specific danger spots in Sunnyside and will substantially increase the pedestrian safety. These improvements were assembled with the input of local residents and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association.

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Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) are taking applications for the next tree-planting day in Sunnyside, which is scheduled for Sat May 13, 2017. Get a new tree in your yard or at the curb. Applications are due by Wed March 29, 2017.

Complete information here: https://www.fuf.net/sunnyside/

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From Sally Ross, Friends of the Sunnyside Conservatory:

Our next gardening day is Sunday, March 12th. It will run from 9:00 till noon. If you would like to come, but are not able to work the entire time, never fear, we appreciate any contribution you can make.

Sunnyside Conservatory. From sunnysideconservatory.org.

Sunnyside Conservatory. From sunnysideconservatory.org.

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A chance for you to help bring City money to Sunnyside for projects like pedestrian safety and community art is coming soon. On March 17, 2017 the voting opens on this year’s array of choices. This page is where it will happen: https://sfpbd.sfgov.org/d7/d7_b4vote.html

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SNA President Stephen Martinpinto is on the PB committee, and has helped craft a package of ped safety improvements for the neighborhood that incorporates the requests of numerous local residents. There is a quarter of a million dollars available for ped safety alone, and SNA hopes we can bring some of that money to Sunnyside.

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Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) are doing another tree-planting on May 13, 2017. The deadline for reserving yours is March 29, 2017.

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