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Neighbors Give Future Dog Park a Good Cleaning

Bryant Bay Bridge Corridor Adopt-A-Street Group with Merle Goldstone of the SF DPW

Neighbors and DPW friends at first Bryant and Beale Clean & Green Event

Photo credit: Marty Coressel

Despite rolling thunder and lightning earlier in the morning this past Saturday, 17 neighbors from South Beach, Rincon Hill, and South Park got together with Merle Goldstone, Amy, and 3 other friends from San Francisco’s Department of Public Works to clean up the site of a future neighborhood dog park on the northwest corner of Beale and Bryant Streets.

Neighbors from 301 Bryant, BayCrest Towers, BridgeView, Portside, South Park, Watermark, and the good owners of South Paw Bathhouse & Feed Co. Pet Supplies removed 2,000 pounds of green matter and 1,680 pounds of debris from the dirt lot that is in the process of being leased by Caltrans to the City and County of San Francisco.

Bryant Street at Beale before BBBC clean upBryant Street at Beale after BBBC cleanup

The before and after photos to the right show the results of some of the neighbors’ hard work on Saturday.  Hopefully, the 17 neighbors and 5 DPW friends knocked out the worst of the weeds and debris at Bryant and Beale, but there are other public open spaces that need the attention of neighbors who want to give back to the community as stewards of the green spaces.

If you would like to join the Bryant Bay Bridge Corridor Adopt-A-Street volunteer group, please send Jamie Whitaker an email at RinconHill@gmail.com and mention that you’d like to join the “BBBC Group” e-mail list.  You can also read more about the group and print an application form to send to the Department of Public Works.

Marty Coressel, who along with neighbor Josh Wolf took the initiative to start the process with Caltrans and the City and County of San Francisco to repurpose the fenced up lot on Bryant and Beale as a dog park, was very pleased with the participation level by neighbors on a rainy day and the wonderful results of our hard work.  You can tentatively mark your calendar for the second Saturdays of each month to join the Bryant Bay Bridge Corridor Adopt-A-Street group for their next clean and green sweep project in the area between Brannan and Folsom and 2nd to the waterfront.  It was a great chance to meet neighbors, exercise some muscles that don’t often get used at office jobs, and see the results of your and your neighbors’ efforts in just a couple of hours.  Please do join us!

BBBC Cleanup at Bryant and Beale 9-12-2009

BBBC Cleanup at Bryant and Beale on 9-12-2009

BBBC Cleanup at Bryant and Beale on 9-12-2009

South Paw Bathhouse & Feed Co. Lends a Neighborly Hand to the Effort

South Paw Bathhouse & Feed Co. Lends a Neighborly Hand to the Effort

Cleaning up Bryant Street

Cleaning up Bryant Street

A cowbell was found among railroad ties and other objects

A cowbell was found among railroad ties and other objects

Neighbors Vision of a Dog Park is One Step Closer to Reality!

Neighbors Vision of a Dog Park is One Step Closer to Reality!

6 Responses to Neighbors Give Future Dog Park a Good Cleaning

  1. Way cool you guys. The four legged friends will be forever in your debt. What a great transformation! Terrance

  2. Great job – thank you

  3. I smelled the fruits of your efforts a couple of days ago. As I left my building for my daily morning workout, the odor of fennel was very strong in the air. Now, the only olfactory question I have is: will you provide for a washing-down of your park? The stench of canine urine is unbearably strong here on Delancey (First) Street. I love dogs but not ammonia et al. !

  4. Congratulations. Fabu.lous job

  5. John,

    It will be our community’s park. I don’t know what our proposed community dog park at Beale and Bryant has to do with smells on 1st Street or Delancey Street.

    I’d encourage you to join us as resident volunteers of the Bryant Bay Bridge Corridor Adopt-A-Street Group to help us keep our neighborhoods clean.

    jamie

  6. Nice work!