Adopt-a-Drain: Rain is on its way

SFPUC has a program called Adopt-a-Drain, to help prevent the flooding that can happen when storm-drain grates become blocked with trash and debris. The program was highlighted in a recent item on CurbedSF. Anyone can participate — you can even name your drain!

So far Sunnysiders have so far adopted over 50 of the neighborhood’s storm drains. These neighbors have volunteered to keep the grates tidy which helps avoid local flooding. We have some trouble spots, often along the route of the old creek.

To sign up and adopt your own drain, go to adoptadrain.sfwater.org click>register. (Don’t forget to give your new drain a good name.) The map there shows which drains are claimed.

New this year: SFWater has flagged four Sunnyside storm drains as being in special need of adoption, on Foerster Street at Monterey and Joost.

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Four red-flagged storm drains on Foerster St. Screenshot from Sunnyside on Adopt-a-Drain map. https://adoptadrain.sfwater.org/ Green ones are available for adoption, purples ones are already adopted.

For those Sunnysiders who have already adopted their local storm drain, it’s time to check for debris and tidy it up — the heavy rain on its way later this week can cause flooding when the grates are clogged with trash and leaves. SFWater sends this reminder: Continue reading “Adopt-a-Drain: Rain is on its way”

Adopt-a-Drain Season coming

As part of the SFWater’s Adopt-a-Drain program. Sunnysiders have so far adopted over 50 of the neighborhood’s storm drains. These are neighbors who’ve volunteered who keep the grates free of debris which help avoid local flooding. To sign up and adopt your own drain, go to adoptadrain.sfwater.org click>register. (Don’t forget to give your new drain a good name.)

New this year: SFWater has flagged four Sunnyside storm drains as being in special need of adoption, on Foerster Street at Monterey and Joost.

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Four red-flagged storm drains on Foerster St. Screenshot from Sunnyside on Adopt-a-Drain map. https://adoptadrain.sfwater.org/ Green ones are available for adoption, purples ones are already adopted.

If you are already an adopter, rain season is coming, so SFWater sends this reminder:  Continue reading “Adopt-a-Drain Season coming”

Free workshop: 2018 Graffiti Huddle

Learn about solutions to the problem of graffiti at this workshop, Wed Oct 17, at SF Public Library (Main Library). More here: https://sfpublicworks.wixsite.com/zerograffiti2018  From their website:

zerograffitiBe part of the solution! Take back your neighborhood from graffiti vandals!

The members of the San Francisco Graffiti Advisory Board (GAB) would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 Graffiti Huddle: Zero Graffiti — Smart Solutions!  Continue reading “Free workshop: 2018 Graffiti Huddle”

Jul 9: Balboa Reservoir community meeting — Transportation

The next meeting of the Balboa Reservoir Community Advisory Committee (BRCAC) is Monday July 9th, 6-8pm (Multi-Use Building, CCSF, 50 Phelan Ave). This meeting is open to all and includes time for public comment. All local residents are welcome. More about the project here.

The subject is “On- and Off-site Transportation“. Also on the agenda: the BRCAC will elect a new chair and vice-chair at this meeting.

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Slide from AvalonBay/BRIDGE Apr 9 presentation of Base Plan for Balboa Reservoir development. Full PDF of presentation available here.

Thu May 31: Talk at SPUR on Balboa Reservoir

From SPUR: a lunchtime talk about the Balboa Reservoir Project this Thursday May 31.

SF.Streetsblog account of the talk: https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/05/31/spur-talk-update-on-balboa-park-reservoir-development/

Bringing Homes to Balboa Reservoir

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, May 31, 2018
Located on a 17-acre parcel close to a BART and Muni Metro station, City College and other amenities, the Balboa Reservoir is an important site for new mixed-income housing in San Francisco. As part of the city’s Public Land for Housing program, a development team was recently selected to create up to 1,100 homes, a 2-acre central park and several mini-parks, childcare and more on the site. Join us to hear about the project’s vision, timeline and the next steps in the process.
+ Kevin Griffith / BRIDGE Housing Corporation
+ Joe Kirchofer / Avalon Bay
+ Emily Lesk / San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development
+ Jeremy Shaw / San Francisco Planning Department

Continue reading “Thu May 31: Talk at SPUR on Balboa Reservoir”