Friends of Mountain Lake Park held its annual board meeting a few weeks ago.
A number of items were discussed including the elections of new FMLP board members and board officers. We are happy to announce that Rich Shrieve has once again agreed to FMLP Board President. Colleen O’Neill agreed to step into the role of Vice President of the Board. Additional information is located at FMLP People.
A Community Meeting focusing on Mountain Lake Remediation and plan updates on the Park Playground is slated to occur on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 6:30PM. The meeting will be located at St. James Church (4620 California Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). We are expecting a full house! Please mark your calendars now.
We also agreed to host a couple of park cleanup events during 2013, including a first ever dusk event. FMLP will let you know when these community events are scheduled.
It’s almost winter time which means rainy days and lots of puddles. In preparation, hearty volunteers will gather after work on Friday to spread woodchip at the dog run.
Bring your favorite rake or shovel or wheelbarrow – or just bring yourself. If you have left over Halloween candy, bring that too! There will be tools and refreshments provided too.
Friday, November 2
4:00 – dark
At the Dog Run
Things are moving along with the lake cleanup as you can see along Highway 1. We also received word from the Trust about work on the next stage:
In September and October 2012, the Presidio Trust will begin tree removals and other site preparation work in advance of the next phase of the Mountain Lake Remediation Project. This will require creating a staging area north of They also have table casino games such as baccarat and blackjack, different video poker choices and plenty of specialty casino games . the lake, a pipeline route, and an access route to the lake. The attached notice provides details on this work and a map showing project work areas and sections of trails that may be intermittently closed to complete this work.
Also, please join the Presidio Trust and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for an Information Session to learn more about impacts of the upcoming dredging of the lake on the Mountain Lake community.
Community Information Session: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7pm, Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, Presidio of San Francisco
For more information on this project, visit:
Just a reminder to everyone that the lecture on the suomikasino Red / Avalon II Bonusjahti –kampanja on voimassa 05. history of the lake is Tuesday, September 11. Please see previous post for the details!
The San Francisco Parks Alliance is throwing a party for our parks. This is a fun event. Some of you may remember that we at Mt. Lake Park hosted the annual event a few years back in our meadow. We all had a great time! The Friends of Mt. Lake Park and the Friends of Mt. Lake Park Playground are grateful The game itself is fairly typical of online pokies games, consisting of five reels and nine paylines. for all the work the Parks Alliance does – and we are direct recipients of their advocacy. The Parks Alliance is the fiscal sponsor for the Playground Renovation project and has provided invaluable expertise to our dedicated volunteers. So, if you would like to support them and have a great time doing it, here”s the details:
In the spring of 1776, after a 900 mile journey from what is now Mexico, Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Anza and his soldiers came upon Mountain Lake. They were searching for a suitable location for a northern settlement and found the lake ideal. It offered abundant water and pasture land, grazing deer, and one of the finest harbors in the world. They broke ground half a mile from the lake and called the settlement the Presidio. Today, Mountain Lake is undeniably the focal point of Mountain Lake Park. The playground and tennis courts look out on to it, walking trails wrap around its shores, park users picnic along the shoreline, and families feed ducks that swim health insurance quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. in the lake. But what do we really know about the lake? How was it formed? What feeds the lake? And now with the remediation project underway, what can the lake sediment tell us about the past?
On September 11, 2012 Liam Reidy will give a lecture on the history of Mt. Lake. Reidy is an environmental geographer at University of California Berkeley, and currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography. He worked on the stratigraphic record from Mountain Lake as the basis for his Masters Degree. Using a combination of paleo-environmental techniques, forensic evidence, and historic photographs, he has reconstructed the amazing story of the only remaining natural lake in San Francisco. A native of Ireland, Reidy has always had a keen interest in how the world has changed over time.
Reidy has played an invaluable role in the remediation of the lake, the project now ongoing at the lake. Please come and hear Liam tell the story of our lake!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street at Presidio Avenue
Tickets will be sold at the door.
($10 general public and $5 seniors/students)
This lecture is sponsored by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society which presents monthly programs on topics relevant to San Francisco history.