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January 31st, 2007 8PM

News & Publications

NPC teamed up with Center for Environmental Health to test level of arsenic on the play structures and sand at Dolores Playground
› Read the Examiner article how parks and public facilities add property value, draw tourism

Love Your Playground Park Report Card Results are in!

We are also inviting the folks at Homewares Insider to come and view the gardens.

Park Stewardship & Advocacy

› Community Challenge Grant Awardees

Want more accountability?
› Read about the measures
adopted by RPD and other standards, to be implemented with the help of the Controller's Office in compliance with Prop C.

To report allegations of waste, fraud, and abuse please use the
› Whistleblower hotline: (415) 554-CITY (2489)

Your Park Needs NPC!
Recreation and Parks Department Update
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department (RPD) presented their progress on November 13th to the Board of Supervisor's Government Oversight and Audit Committee. To date, RPD has completed only 21 of 169 issues to be addressed, and has started implementation on 48 more; however, all 69 were to have been completed in 9 months according to the timeline that RPD set for itself.

Special Offers

NPC will receive $10 for every 2007 Green Zebra guide you purchase by clicking here:

2007 Green Zebra guide: Save thousands of dollars at environmentally conscious and community oriented local businesses you love, and live greener in San Francisco by taking simple action steps.

NPC Speaker Series

"Parks In The Era Of Global Warming"
Thursday, February 15th, 6:00-7:30 PM

Sports Basement, Presidio
610 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA
This month we invite you to a panel discussion between Kelly Quirke (Friends of the Urban Forest), Bruce Riordan, (Elmwood Consulting), and Sarah Sutton (DC&E).

Come early to the meeting and catch up on shopping--you will receive a 15% discount on all purchases that day, and Sports Basement will donate 5% of every sale to NPC. Click here to print a coupon to bring with you.

Kelly Quirke, Executive Director,
Friends of the Urban Forest

Kelly Quirke has been Executive Director for Friends of the Urban Forest (FUF) for three years, and working for environmental and human rights' causes for over 20 years, including numerous years with Greenpeace on global warming. In 2006, FUF celebrated its 25th anniversary and planting over 40,000 trees in San Francisco.

Bruce Riordan, Founder & Principal,
Elmwood Consulting

Bruce Riordan founded Elmwood Consulting in 1998 and was recently trained to present his version of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Elmwood Consulting works with public agencies, the private sector and community organizations to improve the health and wellbeing of Bay Area residents. Current projects focus on public transportation, land use and climate change.

Sarah Sutton, Principal, ASLA, Principal,
DC&E/WMA Planning

Sarah Sutton, a licensed Landscape Architect, has over 20 years of experience in public and private sector design including parks, streetscapes, trails, housing, plazas and creek enhancements. As a LEED accredited professional, her focus is on sustainable design and construction, maintaining a strong commitment to environmental stewardship in planning, design and project implementation.

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