NEW SKOS Bylaws to be ratified at next meeting

It has been 13 years since the Starr King Openspace board's operating bylaws were updated, and the board have been hard at work updating and strengthening this  document for the organization. It is our aim to ensure the future success of the Starr King Openspace…

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Next SKOS Board Meeting 3/9/11 6:30 PM

The next Starr King Openspace Board of Director's Meeting is on March 9th, 6:30pm in "Bungalow A" at Starr King Elementary School, 1215 Carolina Street (enter at the side yard gate at Coral Road between Carolina and Wisconsin).  Board meetings are open to the public…

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Starr King Openspace Website Update

Welcome to our newly updated website! We hope the new layout, menus, document categories, and time-stamped postings make it easy to find out about events, news or announcements related to the Starr King Openspace on Potrero Hill. The new site was created by David Marr…

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Residential Development @ 1321 De Haro Street

Planning Commission Hearing and Starr King Openspace ~ 1321 De Haro Update
The San Francisco Planning Commission’s October 15th public session included a 3-hour hearing towards resolving the juxtaposition of Starr King Openspace and surrounding neighborhood with the proposed new residential development at 1321 De Haro Street, in response to two Discretionary Reviews brought to the Commission, one from the Starr King Openspace Board, and one from the Potrero Boosters. Owners of 1321 De Haro, architects, attorneys, neighbors and members of the Starr King Openspace Board spoke during the public comment section.

1321 De Haro (Now). Viewed from Starr King Openspace
1321 De Haro (Now). Viewed from Starr King Openspace

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Starr King Openspace Completes Wildflower Walks for 2010

Starr King Openspace Completes Wildflower Walks for 2010 Some 150 different plants grow in Starr King Openspace, about 30 of which were used as foodstuffs by Native Americans and early settlers. The Land Stewardship Committee of the Board of Directors has just completed a series…

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Starr King Openspace Board of Directors Honored at Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association

At the Annual Installation Dinner of the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association, following swearing in of the Boosters’ own new Executive Committee (aka Board) by Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, new Boosters President Audrey Cole presented Starr King Openspace President Caroline Bird with “The Serpentine Survival Award” in honor of stewardship of both the 3.5 acre serpentine grassland ecological preserve, and of the organizational structure and finances of the Board.

Starr King Openspace Board of Directors Honored at Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association

The award was given in recognition of the turnaround efforts of the Board in restoring relationships with the surrounding community, and with five government agencies, plus continuing native plant restorations, firebreaks and other maintenance, wildflower walks, and rebuilding SKOS finances – all, of course, with your help.

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Starr King Board President Caroline Bird Announces Community’s Successful Achievement of Matching Grant in the May 2010 Potrero View

The Potrero View
The Potrero View

Dear Editor,

“I’m very happy to announce that Starr King Openspace has met our matching grants! In December the Potrero Boosters challenged us with a matching grant to raise ,000 by the end of March 2010. The View added an additional 0 challenge in March. Thanks to the overwhelming support of neighbors and local businesses, we raised ,308.48 during that time, plus an additional ,100 in early April.

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Open Space, the Final Frontier in the January 2010 Potrero View

"Southeast San Francisco doesn’t have a vast open space like Golden Gate Park, or a well-funded gated community, such as the Presidio. But it does feature a large number of small, well-loved, ecologically diverse parks and green spots, and one good-sized urban park, 170-acre Candlestick…

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