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Glen Canyon’s Full of Stairs

The ‘Trails’ project, used as an excuse to remove over 30 trees, is well under way in Glen Canyon. The hillside is getting covered with staircases. Earlier, there were gradual sloped trails, punctuated with short sections of shallow steps. Now, … Continue reading

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Bees in Glen Canyon – Lose Some, Win Some

 We’ve reported here before about the bee tree that was cut down as part of the “improvements” to Glen Canyon Park – and the one that was killed by mistake when someone thought it was a nest of yellow-jackets, not … Continue reading

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Trail Missteps in Glen Canyon

Trail work has been racing ahead in Glen Canyon. Today, we were visiting the area just below the Christopher Playground.  There’s a new trail now. (Number 2 in the picture below.) It runs above a shallow drainage channel (Number 3) … Continue reading

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Sad Death of a Glen Park Barn Owl

A year ago, one of Glen Canyon’s Great Horned Owls was found dead – poisoned by eating rats that had eaten rat poison. Now another  dead owl has been found. It’s a barn owl this time. Neighbors want to find … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: Nine Months after Tree Destruction

This article has been reprinted from the San Francisco Forest Alliance’s website. Video update to the Glen Canyon Park tree demolition project San Francisco’s Wreck and Park Department is now calling this “The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project“. … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: What It Looks Like 6 Months After the Trees

It’s been over six months since the trees were felled between Elk Rd and the Glen Canyon Rec Center.  Here’s what it looks like now. ——————————— The destruction part took no time at all: An avenue of majestic century-old trees, … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Trees – Why We Should Have Saved Them, and Where It’s At Now

We’re bringing you two videos that together will take under ten minutes of your time: One made some months ago, when the trees in the picture still dappled the hillside with their shadows; and a recent one that follows up … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park Update

Well, it’s done. The grove of trees that graced the park’s Elk Road entrance is now a bunch of stumps and mulch. Here’s what it looked like when the cutting had just started, and what it looks like now. ………… … Continue reading

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Golden Spring in Glen Canyon

After so much sad destruction to report, it’s nice to write about the brighter side of Glen Canyon Park. And is it ever bright! Spring has come again to the upper slopes of Glen Canyon in a blaze of yellow, … Continue reading

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When the First Glen Canyon Bee Hive was Killed – November 2011

This article is from SaveSutro (republished with permission), about the destruction of the first feral bee hive in October 2011. This was going to be a post about the San Francisco Natural Areas Program (SF NAP) destroying a hive of … Continue reading

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