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Meet one our newer Board members!

Joanna "Joey" Meldrum was actually voted onto the Starr King Board nearly a year ago. So It's high time you got to meet her! She's a land use attorney who's working to help change the zoning to keep SKOS protected. She's been a great addition…

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Come See Our Carpet of Wildflowers this Sunday!

After a rainy winter, we're extra excited to host our  Mimosa Wildflower Walk. Join us this Sunday April 14 at 11am to check out what's blooming here on Potrero Hill & to learn more about our native plants from local experts. Wildflower walks happen annually…

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SKOS Block Party & BBQ/Potluck!

You deserve a relaxing Saturday afternoon with good people and good food in a beautiful setting, don’t you? WHAT: SKOS Block Party & BBQ/Potluck WHEN: May 21, 1-4 p.m. (or so) WHERE: Coral Loop, across from the school Starr King Open Space and our immediate…

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Don’t Miss the last Wildflower Walk of 2011!

Did you know that some 150 different plants grow in Starr King Open Space - and more than twenty of the 150 plants are the gorgeous wildflowers that make California's wild lands such a special springtime treat? The Land Stewardship Committee of the Board of…

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Introducing Our 2011/2012 SKOS Board of Directors

The Starr King Open Space Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the election of seven new directors: Jannella Stebner, Daniel Fineman, and Alexander Jones will serve three-year terms, Jennifer Serwer, Julie Schumate, and Christina Quiroz will serve two-year terms, and Kathyjean Boise and returning board members…

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Game on!

The current SKOS Board is delighted to announce that we have 12 great candidates for the upcoming election on the 10th.  For more information on the candidates, go to our Annual Meeting & Elections page. And, of course please come join us at "The NABE"…

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Candidate Deadline Extension

The deadline for prospective candidates to submit their Candidate Statement has been extended to Tuesday, May 3rd.  Those who wish to be a candidate for the Starr King Open Space Board of Directors and run for a seat in the May 10 election must provide…

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A Candidate’s Plea from Caroline Bird

Dear Friends of Starr King Open Space,

When I moved to Potrero Hill fifteen years ago, I quickly discovered Starr King Open Space.  I didn’t know it had a name, I didn’t know it was protected, and I didn’t really care.  It was my urban oasis.  Over time I learned that neighbors helped tend it, but I was more interested in enjoying the space quietly on my own.  It wasn’t until a neighbor approached me two years ago and told me that the Open Space was in trouble that I decided to give back to this land that I loved.

Many of you also rallied to that cry for help two years ago—some of you were the ones doing the rallying!  Nineteen of us ran for the election, and over 50 of you showed up to vote.  You have written letters, spoken at hearings, come to work parties, supported the organization financially, and much, much more.  Together, we have saved a struggling organization and have turned it into a vibrant organization.

But it cannot manage itself.  Starr King Open Space needs you to rally again. We are about to have our first election since the restructuring of the board, and we need candidates who care about the Open Space to run. Most of our board will be turning over.  This is a pivotal moment in the history of the organization.  All of the organizational structures are back in place—now we need a board to sustain the Open Space and to involve the community in its stewardship.

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New Bylaws adopted; next SKOS Meeting 4/7/11

The Starr King Open Space Board of Directors has voted and adopted its revised bylaws. Download the new Bylaws document here. The next meeting of the Starr King Open Space Board of Directors will be held this Thursday, April 7 2011 at 6:30 PM at…

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