MILLIONS of our tax dollars
That’s what San Francisco’s “Natural” Areas Program (NAP) spends to:
- Fell trees: Some 18,500 trees are to be cut. (For more details about where, CLICK HERE.)
- Block trails and access: Around 10 miles of trails would be closed or “relocated”; dog-play areas would be closed down; public access to park features would be blocked or restricted. (CLICK HERE for more details of what and where.)
- Apply toxic pesticides: In 2010, the Natural Areas Program used more Tier I (most hazardous) pesticides than any comparable park area. For more information about NAP’s pesticide use, CLICK HERE.
(For more details on NAP’s plans, CLICK HERE.)
- Three huge projects in the East Bay would fell nearly 500,000 trees... and though the projects claim to improve fire safety, they would actually make it worse. It would also have a negative impact on the environment: both from the loss of trees and from thousands of gallons of pesticides. [Estimates revised following further analysis.] Read the details HERE.
Meanwhile, clubhouses are closed because they can’t pay the directors $40 thousand annually; preschool programs are terminated because they won’t pay teachers; restrooms are closed because they can’t keep them clean and functional; and 23,000 street trees become the responsibility of nearby homeowners to save the city $300 thousand.
If you are a neighbor, parent, hiker, runner, outdoor enthusiast, dog walker, or environmentalist, please help keep our parks natural and accessible for all to enjoy!
HOW CAN I HELP?
Sign our online petition! Forward it to your friends!
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- Write letters to your Supervisor, the Mayor, Recreation and Park Department, & Recreation and Park Commission. Our political action page has ideas and contact information : http://sfforest.net/political-action/
- Spread the word! Encourage your friends and neighbors to sign our petition online or on paper.
- Write or email us, help build our “critical mass” of supporters. Tell us what you think, give us your ideas. Our email is SFForestNews at gmail.com
- Donate to SFFA. You can send a check to SF Forest Alliance, and mail it to SFFA, P.O.Box 460668, SF, CA 94146 or click on the button below to donate via our Paypal account: