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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Remote RLN meeting: Tuesday, May 4

Please join us for the next virtual meeting of Ridge Lane Neighbors at 7p on Tuesday, May 4.

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:

New plantings on parcel 1:Eric and Nahal will likely be in town later this month and hope to swing by and see the bald patches on parcel 1 and may recommend new plants. We discussed also just taking a bit off an existing thriving plant and planting in empty areas.
Sign for parcel 1:The sign thanking sponsors came apart and fell. Nahal will send Robert the design for the parcel 4 sign which we think can be printed and laminated to replace the one that came down.
Ceanothus trimming:If it starts to take over other plants, no need to hack it… just trim the areas encroaching on succulents or other plants
Succulents:When the flowers die and dry, just cut off the stem/branch that held the flowers.
Jerry Culinane / Parcel 3:Robert reached out to Jerry about the letter of support, and waiting to hear back from Jerry.
Water usage report:The report for parcel 4 says no water used, yet plants look good. It comes on at 6:30 am M-W-F, so Robert is an early bird and will check on one of those days to see if water is flowing.
Parcel for contract / Patrick:We are trying to get a standard contract for Patrick. Mary Beth just requested again. There is also a chicken/egg situation where MOHCD seems to not want to give all the info Patrick needs to submit the bid, until the bid is submitted. Mary Beth also inquired to find out if we can please get Patrick the info he needs to submit a realistic bid.
Work day on parcel 1:Thank you again to Moneka for organizing, and to Robert and Barbara also for working (did I miss anyone?). It made a huge difference. 


Remote RLN meeting: Tuesday, April 6

Thanks to all the volunteers who joined for the clean up day on March 27! Your hard work really paid off and Parcel 1 is looking great!

Please join us for the next virtual meeting of Ridge Lane Neighbors at 7p on Tuesday, April 6.

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


Clean up day! March 27

Please join neighbors for a Ridge Lane Clean Up day on Saturday, March 27 from 9a-12n. Gloves, trash bags and tools will be available; please wear your own masks and practice social distancing.

If you plan to attend, please email ridgelaneneighborssf@gmail.com to receive some important information from SF Parks Alliance about volunteering during the COVID pandemic. Once you receive the information, plan to meet at the intersection of Howth Street and Ridge Lane– we look forward to seeing you there!