Jun 8, 2011

Saturday workday reminder; McKinley Monument clean-up happening today

Our next Panhandle workday is coming up quickly - this Saturday, June 11. Rec and Park staff are organizing a bunch of projects and need the extra energy and enthusiasm of community volunteers to get them done. Besides spreading some fines and much, we might even get to put a few more new plants in the ground. Come out to join us at 9 am. Late arrivals are also welcome.

recent writing on the Monument

There's also big news at the park this afternoon! Work at the McKinley Monument is getting underway this afternoon and continues tomorrow morning. A team of four workers are out with brushes and solvents to tackle  graffiti, and then re-apply a protective sealant over the stone. The workers were sent by the San Francisco Arts Commission, which is responsible for upkeep of the Monument. Besides the graffiti problem, the Monument also needs other maintenance, which one of the workers pointed out to me, such as the open joints between the stones that are letting water penetrate into the structure. Those problems aren't being addressed this week, but they're on the SFAC's radar and plans are under development. Thanks to the SFAC and everyone who wrote or called SF 311 to report the problems at the Monument (which was last cleaned by the SFAC a little over a year ago).

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