Thanks to all who joined last month’s clean up day!

Thanks to all neighbors who joined the clean up day in September. Not only was it a productive day of weeding, cleaning and sprucing up the lane, but a wonderful day of catching up with neighbors.

If you’d like to continue volunteering to maintain the sections between Josiah & Margaret and Caine & San Miguel, consider signing up to be a Parcel Steward for an upcoming month. For more information, and to learn about other ways to get involved, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com.

Remote RLN meeting: Tuesday, October 5

Please join us for the next virtual meeting of Ridge Lane Neighbors at 7p on Tuesday, October 5.

If you’d like to join, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com to receive the link to the virtual meeting.

Stay safe and healthy, neighbors!

AGENDA
1. Welcome
2. Monthly updates:
– SF Parks Alliance
– DPW
– Contractors
– Grant applications
– Other ongoing issues
– Your concerns
3. Closing

In attendance: Neighbors MaryBeth, Warren, Lynn, Barbara and Designers Nahal and Eric

Pickup of organic debris from September Clean-up
Despite numerous calls to 311, the green material (bags and larger limbs and branches) still has not been picked up on Caine.  Warren emailed Sarah at Parks Alliance about this.  She suggested contacting Eva Chang at DPW, since Eva is involved with Neighborhood Clean-Ups.  Warren will follow through on this, as well as finding out who our contact at DPW generally is now.

Kiosk
It’s finally done!  Nahal has sent the designs in for the donor plaques and Ridge Lane Sign.  When produced, they will be sent to Lynn who will then contact Patrick to have them installed.

Garbage cans
It had been noted that at least one of the trash cans on Parcel One has started to rust. There was some discussion about whether we should have cans at all or not, since they seem to attract a lot of household garbage. It was determined we should look into the possibility of having the City empty the can(s), as was once suggested as a possibility.  Nahal will contact SFPA to get more information about how to get this done and what the requirements might be.
Mary Beth said she has a dog waste station (that we had ordered) in her house, which she would like to install and maintain at the bottom of Parcel 4.

Mural
Nahal and Eric had discussed the possibility of having a mural painted on the side of 3 Caine Ave, which fronts Parcel 4 with John, the owner at the September Clean-up.  He seemed interested.  They have been in touch with the Academy of Art, who has a donor interesting in funding a butterfly mural adjacent to a butterfly garden space, and a muralist interested in painting it.  Nahal and Eric want assurance first that the owners of the house are serious about wanting the mural, and that Richard, the owner of the land just below the side of their house, would allow painters on his property to do it before they proceed.
Barbara said she would contact John and Mary Beth could contact Richard, if the house folks say yes.
UPDATE:  Barbara spoke with John,  and he is, indeed serious about the mural.  He would just like to see the design first.

Next meeting, Tuesday, November 2, on Zoom at 7pm

Respectfully submitted,
Barbara

Reminder: Clean up day! September 25

Hi Neighbors! Please join us for a Ridge Lane clean up day on Saturday, September 25th from 10a-12n. We’ll provide gloves but please bring your own tools to help clear the debris overgrowing on the lane. See you at the corner of Majestic and Ridge Lane at 10a!

If you can’t participate in the clean up day but are looking for other ways to get involved, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com to learn about other opportunities.

We need some volunteers to help maintain the sections between Josiah & Margaret and Caine & San Miguel, and are always looking for neighbors to join the effort to develop the remaining parcels (Margaret to Caine). Now’s the time to learn more about Ridge Lane Neighbors and get involved: we can’t wait to meet you!

Clean up day! September 25

Hi Neighbors! Please join us for a Ridge Lane clean up day on Saturday, September 25th from 10a-12n. We’ll provide gloves but please bring your own tools to help clear the debris overgrowing on the lane. See you at the corner of Majestic and Ridge Lane at 10a!

If you can’t participate in the clean up day but are looking for other ways to get involved, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com to learn about other opportunities.

We need some volunteers to help maintain the sections between Josiah & Margaret and Caine & San Miguel, and are always looking for neighbors to join the effort to develop the remaining parcels (Margaret to Caine). Now’s the time to learn more about Ridge Lane Neighbors and get involved: we can’t wait to meet you!

Remote RLN meeting: Tuesday, September 7

Please join us for the next virtual meeting of Ridge Lane Neighbors at 7p on Tuesday, September 7.

If you’d like to join, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com to receive the link to the virtual meeting.

Stay safe and healthy, neighbors!

AGENDA
1. Welcome
2. Monthly updates:
– SF Parks Alliance
– DPW
– Contractors
– Grant applications
– Other ongoing issues
– Your concerns
3. Closing

Remote RLN meeting: Tuesday, August 3

Please join us for the next virtual meeting of Ridge Lane Neighbors at 7p on Tuesday, August 3.

If you’d like to join, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com to receive the link to the virtual meeting.

Stay safe and healthy, neighbors!

AGENDA
1. Welcome
2. Monthly updates:
– SF Parks Alliance
– DPW
– Contractors
– Grant applications
– Other ongoing issues
– Your concerns
3. Closing

Remote RLN meeting: Tuesday, July 13

Please join us for the next virtual meeting of Ridge Lane Neighbors at 7p on Tuesday, July 13.

If you’d like to join, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com to receive the link to the virtual meeting.

Stay safe and healthy, neighbors!

AGENDA
1. Welcome
2. Monthly updates:
– SF Parks Alliance
– DPW
– Contractors
– Grant applications
– Other ongoing issues
– Your concerns
3. Closing

Meeting Minutes:

We had a smaller group tonight (four people). But it was a nice meeting and we welcomed a new neighbor: Joseph.
A few notes on what we discussed:
1. Clean-up Day
We’d like to do a clean-up sooner than later before the fires start. Since we won’t meet again till August, we thought perhaps organize via email. Would someone like to take on organizing it? It’s a matter of setting the date, arranging any needed equipment from DPW, and getting the word out (those tasks can be shared of course).
2. Parcel 4 kiosk
No more information than Robert sent in the email earlier today. It sounds like Patrick is still in process to get insurance approved. It’s not clear whether it’s in Patrick’s court, Parks Alliance, or the city?
3. Parcel 3
Has anyone heard from the developer? (Sorry, I forget his name)
4. Parcel 1 bumblebees
I was weeding a little over a week ago on Parcel 1, and it seems I disturbed a bumblebee nest when I started putting some soil and rocks in what looked a hole that perhaps a dog dug under the fence.. It’s along the neighbor’s fence — if you are walking towards Howth (the end with the doggie station), the nest is on the left. It just looks like a bit of dent / hole in the ground. We talked about putting a sign up so that others don’t accidentally disturb them. (And I learned something… I didn’t know they lived communally in subterranean nests!)

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