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!