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Friends of Sunset Boulevard Volunteer Event in August

On Saturday, Aug. 25, volunteers will meet at Sunset Boulevard and Irving Street, at 9 a.m., to continue an effort to beautify and maintain the two-mile corridor on Sunset Boulevard between Sloat Boulevard and Irving Street. Friends of Sunset Boulevard is a project supported by SF Supervisor Katy Tang’s office in and effort to engage neighbors to take a hands-on role in maintaining the green space along the popular thoroughfare.

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Volunteers pose for a group photo after a clean-up session along Sunset Boulevard. Courtesy Photo.

The two-hour cleanup will include the installation of a toolbox near 37thAvenue and Irving Street. Neighbors interested in volunteering to keep Sunset Boulevard clean and green will receive a key to the toolbox nearest their home.

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Toolboxes are being installed along Sunset Boulevard to be accessed by volunteers who are helping to improve the landscaping in their neighborhood. Courtesy photo.

The toolbox contains gloves, litter picks, shovels, garbage bags, compost bags and other gardening tools. The toolbox also has a log where volunteers can leave notes and comments, which will be regularly monitored by SF Department of Public Works’ staff, which will be responding to issues as they arise.

Tang’s office has partnered with the SF Department of Public Works, SF Public Utilities Commission and Climate Action Now!, a San Francisco-based nonprofit working on cultivating environmental leadership.

The partnership, along with community volunteers, is dedicated to three main goals:

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Between Supervisor Katy Tang (left) and her legislative aide, Jessica Ho (right) is Brian Lease, lead gardener who has a strong passion for the Boulevard and wants to work with the community to make it better. Courtesy photo.

Weeding and litter pick-up; maintaining existing rain gardens along Sunset Boulevard; and tree planting.

For more information, contact Tang’s legislative aide, Jessica Ho, at (415) 554-7460 or email jessica.ho@sfgov.org.

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