SF Rec and Park Partners with Cal Academy of Sciences to Wrap Up Earth Month Madness

 

SF Rec and Park Partners with Cal Academy of Sciences to Wrap Up Earth Month Madness

 

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences will be leading volunteers to beautify Golden Gate Park.  Earlier in the month of April, the Department announced “Earth Month Madness” with a series of community events in celebration of Earth Month.

 

“Everyday is an Earth Day at SF Rec and Park,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We say to our volunteers: Let’s get out and beautify!”

 

“The Academy is excited to collaborate with our community partners in honor of Earth Day. With our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life, there’s no better place to put conservation into action than right here in Golden Gate Park,” said Aaron Pope, the Academy’s manager of sustainability programs.

 

On Saturday, April 27th, starting from 9:00AM, together with SF Rec and Park crew and the California Academy of Sciences team, volunteers will come together for a vigorous clean-up and beautification at Alvord Lake, Rhododendron Dell and Music Concourse.

 

Every year, SF Rec and Park volunteers contribute an average of more than 145,000 hours to participate in a wide variety of projects including weeding, planting, mulching, habitat restoration, trash pick-up, trail maintenance, painting, graffiti removal and more.

 

To pledge for SF Rec and Park’s “Earth Month Madness”, please visit the Department’s website for Volunteer Program: http://sfrecpark.org/support-your-parks/volunteer-program/.

 

The California Academy of Sciences is a leading scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco.  It is home to an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and research and education programs, which engage people of all ages and backgrounds on two of the most important topics of our time: life and its sustainability.  Founded in 1853, the Academy’s mission is to explore, explain, and sustain life.  Visit www.calacademy.org for more information.

 

Please see link for SF Rec and Park’s Earth Month Madness video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic1RWJ6N9Kg

 

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