SF Rec and Park Celebrates Trail Restoration in Buena Vista Park
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in partnership with San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC), Buena Vista Neighborhood Association (BVNA), and Enterprise for High School Students will celebrate a recently restored trail in Buena Vista Park on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The group will start the celebration with beautification work around the trail, and follow by a ribbon cutting ceremony at the trail site. Supervisor Scott Wiener and SF Rec and Park Commissioner Allan Low will also be present at the ceremony.
“SFCC, BVNA, and Enterprise for High School Students have been instrumental in the revival of Buena Vista Park,” said Supervisor Scott Wiener. “And with the support from our California Prop 84 state grant funding, together we truly make a difference for our neighborhood park and communities.”
“We thank all our volunteers who together have spent more than 147,000 hours every year to care for our parks,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager. “SF Rec and Park is also proud of our partnership with community partners like SFCC, BVNA, and Enterprise for High School Students because we all share the mission of fostering our young people to become future leaders for greener environment.”
In partnership with SF Rec and Park, SFCC has received an estimate of $360,000 from the Prop 84 California Conservation Corps Grant Program to complete three restoration projects for trail improvement, erosion control and watersheds restoration in Buena Vista Park. SFCC has worked in collaboration with Enterprise for High School Students, and BVNA to complete the projects.
SFCC offers young people opportunities to develop themselves, their academic abilities and marketable job skills while addressing community needs through service work. Corp smembers are young adults aged 18-26 who join the job training and education program and work in teams on landscaping, recycling, playground renovation and community education projects that enhance the environment of San Francisco. The Corps is a non-profit organization celebrating 30 years of service to San Francisco.