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Discovering the Trees and Plants of San Francisco’s Southern Waterfront

March 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Walk San Francisco monthly members walk, co-hosted by the Friends of the Urban Forest and led by Ellyn Shea, of Garden Guidance — a horticultural educator and Certified Arborist/Tree Risk Assessor is SOLD OUT.

Starting at the Dogpatch’s newest public play space, you will head east to visit one of The City’s lesser-known parks. Once lovingly called “Tire Beach” or “Toxic Beach,” Warm Water Cove Park has been reclaimed and renovated (thanks to Prop B bonds). This open space is situated between the towers of the old PG&E plant and abandoned shipyard warehouses, offering anglers and recreational visitors, spectacular views of the deep-blue bay.

Next you will follow the Shoreline route of the City’s ‘green connections’ network. Take this south to Heron’s Head Park to explore its salt marsh. Successfully restored from the foundations of Pier 98, the park offers some of The City’s best bird watching. Hundreds of shorebird and waterfowl species migrate through this wetland, which also serves as home for the Western Snowy Plover and Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse.

Finally, take a short stroll to the Bay Native Nursery to learn how, thanks to the neighborhoods’ warmer, cloud-free coastline, a variety of trees and plants (native and exotic) are able to thrive here.

The walk ends at Flora Grubb, for optional drinks or snacks.

When: Walk SF’s monthly members walk begins on Sunday, March 6th from 1:00 to 3:30 pm – walk will be canceled if rain.

What to bring:

  • Wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes
  • Carry rain gear and sunhat as needed­
  • Stock sunblock, water, and personal snacks

Entrance Fee: FREE for Walk SF members; $10 minimum donation per person for non-members.

Join/renew today as a Walk SF member for a year of FREE walks and to support safer, more walkable streets.


March 6, 2016
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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