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services and resources that the park requires

controversial gardens to replace recycling

“Nothing lasts forever, even in San Francisco, the city where you can’t sharpen a pencil without conducting an environmental impact report. For decades, the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center has [provided] recycling services and native plants to the locals. But … Continue reading

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what is a park for?

This week a red-hot public quarrel erupted over the proposed eviction of the HANC recycling center that has been occupying a half acre of park land next to Kezar Stadium for the past 30 years or so.  Recreation and Park … Continue reading

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turning sewage sludge into gold!?

Turns out there is fascinating precedent for water recycling in Golden Gate Park!  The following information is from a paper entitled:  “The Beautification and Irrigation of Golden Gate Park with Activated Sludge Effluent,” written in 1937 by Charles Gilman Hyde, Professor … Continue reading

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recycled water in golden gate park?

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has a plan to build a state-of-the-art facility for treating recycled water in the south-west corner of Golden Gate Park.   The treated water would fan out from this facility via pipelines, pump stations, … Continue reading

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