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PRESS RELEASE: Family-fun Eco Fair and Tree Planting Event Sat - 3/17/17

For immediate release: March 17, 2017

Contact: Rachel Gordon, 415-554-6045



Great Activities on Tap to Celebrate the 145th Anniversary of Arbor Day


San Francisco, CA – Come celebrate San Francisco Arbor Day 2017 on Saturday with a communal planting of nearly 150 trees and an Eco Fair with family-fun activities.

Hundreds of Community Clean Team volunteers will plant trees and beautify parks and corridors in District 10’s southeastern neighborhoods. The workday will get underway at 9 a.m. at Warm Water Cove with a kickoff rally. 

The annual Arbor Day Eco Fair also starts at 9 a.m. and will be jam-packed with FREE, family-fun activities – bucket truck rides, human hamster balls, planter box-building and herb planting, a petting zoo, live music,  face-painting, a friendly herd of grazing goats and more!

This year marks the 145th anniversary of Arbor Day – an international salute to trees and the beauty and environmental benefits they create. Festivities are hosted by Public Works and District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen, in partnership with Rec and Park, the Port of San Francisco and the Department of the Environment.

What: District 10 Community Clean Team and Eco Fair

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time:  9 a.m. - noon (Community Clean Team registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Location: Warm Water Cove, 24th Street and Michigan Street in Dogpatch

Who: Supervisor Cohen, City officials and community volunteers

Photo opportunities at Saturday’s event include:

  • Children, goats, bucket truck rides
  • Planting trees at Evans and Jennings, Fairfax and Keith, and along Cargo Way
  • Restoring native plants and park beautification at Heron’s Head Park

Community Clean Team is Public Works’ largest and longest-running volunteer program and is now celebrating its 17th year. Each month, Community Clean Team visits a different supervisorial district where volunteers throughout the City join together to spruce up and beautify their communities.

The program’s success relies on the many sponsors and volunteer organizations that pitch in. They include: 76, Starbucks, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Friends of the Urban Forest, The Garden Project, Emerald Fund, The Hilton, Recology, Academy of Art University, United Playaz, Mission Neighborhood Centers, Walgreens, Luxor Cabs, San Francisco Clean City Coalition, Local 261, Got Graffiti, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Port of San Francisco, San Francisco Housing Authority, San Francisco Pretrial Diversion Project, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Community Youth Center San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District, Tzu-Chi Foundation, SF GEO Care and SF Environment.

More information about volunteer opportunities with San Francisco Public Works can be found at

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Friday, March 17, 2017