Saturday: Join the Volunteer Effort to Clean Up that City-Owned Lot on Ellsworth

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Remember that squalid-ass patch of City-owned land at the top of Ellsworth near the summit of Bernal Hill? The lot teeming with overgrown plants and assorted organic yuck? After Bernalwood wrote about it, several lazy hard-hitting local TV news crews stole the story without attribution followed-up on Bernal neighbors’ concerns, so the neglected lot is now getting some love.

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 17,  from 9 am to noon there will be a volunteer effort to clean up the spot and make it unyucky, and you’re invited:

Join your neighbors and San Francisco Public Works to help spruce and prune the lot at Bernal Heights and Ellsworth. Please wear work clothing and closed toe shoes.

DPW staff will provide tools, gloves, mulch, and other supplies to the work day. Call 415-641-2637 to RSVP or with any questions.

UPDATE: In the comments, bernalkc makes a clarification:

Incomplete reporting here!

After you wrote this, a city crew of four spent a rainy day cleaning up the lot. They did a decent first cut at excavating a lot of the overgrowth. Another round of work on the lot will be useful. But give credit to the city for responding to the heat applied here and by the media.

Thank you bernalkc, and thank you All-Weather, All-Terrain City Workers!

7 thoughts on “Saturday: Join the Volunteer Effort to Clean Up that City-Owned Lot on Ellsworth

    • After the original bernal wood posting, the city came and hacked it back so it wasn’t encroaching on sidewalks and such. That said, TLC was not part of that effort. The bernal neighborhood volunteers will be giving it that TLC.

  1. Incomplete reporting here!

    After you wrote this, a city crew of four spent a rainy day cleaning up the lot. They did a decent first cut at excavating a lot of the overgrowth. Another round of work on the lot will be useful. But give credit to the city for responding to the heat applied here and by the media.

    • Agreed bernalkc! Todd, you re-emphasize your contempt for city workers and departments with your jab about them being all terrain and all weather. Do you have to be so snide?

      DPW and Parks Alliance work together with neighborhood volunteers all along the Blvd and on many other lots in the neighborhood. That this lot, which was formerly maintained by a neighbor, wasn’t pretty for a fairly short period of time is no great tragedy and hardly warrants your “squalid-ass” description of it.

      Your tone stinks on this subject.

      • Oh please. Relax. That may have been silly, but it wasn’t at all snide. It’s fantastic that DPW gussied up the joint. If I didn’t appreciate it, the comment wouldn’t have been promoted to the main post, and I certainly would have said something other than thank you.

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