Coral Road Restoration Volunteer Day, Part Two

Over 30 volunteers came out to help plant 1,000 natives as part of our Coral Road restoration efforts in November. But the work isn’t finished, we have over 700 more plants Coral Road Restoration Dayremaining and need volunteers to help ensure we’re successful.

Join us Saturday January 14th from 9am-1pm. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Meet at Coral Road and Carolina Street, across the street from Starr King Elementary School.

No prior gardening experience necessary. Our non-profit partner Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) will provide instruction and assistance.

Please RSVP so we can get an accurate headcount for lunch and drinks!

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Your donations help protect our neighborhood

Dear Neighbors,

We had an amazing year at Starr King Open Space, here are some of the highlights:

Volunteers planting natives where Coral Road was removed.

Volunteers planting natives where Coral Road was removed.

In 2017 we will complete the removal of Coral Road and fill that area with native plantings. Most of that has been funded by grants from the city. That project is continuing and we are applying for another grant to finish the work. But if that money isn’t awarded to us, we will need to come up with close to twenty thousand dollars. As such, your contribution this year is crucial.

Starr King Open Space and the 501(c)3 organization that manages it survive solely on donations and grants. With these funds, the Board is able to keep the Open Space safe, clean, and beautiful for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you walk your dog on Starr King Open Space, enjoy the sunsets, or just appreciate the value of wild open space, you understand we can’t afford to lose this neighborhood treasure.

Please do your part to help protect your Open Space and consider making a tax-deductible donation today. You can donate using PayPal or credit card or you can send a check to our PO box. Our SKOS Tax ID # is 942967564.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Starr King Open Space Board of Directors

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Coral Road Restoration Volunteer Day

Support your neighborhood open space in Potrero!Coral Road

We have removed most of the Coral Road concrete loop as part of our project to restore Starr King Open Space to its natural state, but we need volunteers to help plant natives to ensure our restoration is a success.

Join us Saturday November 5th from 9am-Noon. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Meet at Coral Road and Carolina Street, across the street from Starr King Elementary School.

No prior gardening experience necessary. Our non-profit partner Literacy for Environmental Justice (LEJ) will provide instruction and assistance.

Please RSVP so we can get an accurate count for snacks and drinks.

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Coral Road Removal Has Begun!

Coral Road Removal (photo: Bill Gollihur)

Coral Road Removal (photo: Bill Gollihur)

This week marked a big milestone for our project to remove the concrete loop that runs through the open space and restore it to a native grassland habitat.

We began the process to remove Coral Road as well as grading the land underneath to restore it to a more natural slope.

You can view more photos, including before and after, here.

Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities to help plant natives where Coral Road once was. If you are interested in helping, please reach out via email.

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Sunset Piano Block Party is back and bigger than ever!

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Following the success of last year’s inaugural Sunset Piano celebration atop Starr King Open Space (at 23rd St. and Carolina), our Sunset Piano Block Party is back this year and bigger than ever! Enjoy tasty food and craft beers from one of San Francisco’s most scenic viewpoints, while listening to live piano performances by amazing local musicians.

In addition to Sunset Piano, we’ll have local craft beer from Triple Voodoo BreweryHarmonic Brewing, and Magnolia Brewing Company. Expect delicious food from local food trucks, so come hungry.

We will also have special music performances from Little Bears Music that kids of all ages can participate in (no musical experience required).

Bring your own kites and seating!

Families, kids, neighbors, and friends of the Open Space are all welcome! See you there: Sunday, September 25 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Performance schedule to be announced.

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