UCSF and community volunteers to create a native plant garden on Mount Sutro's summit

By Maureen McInaney

With the help of volunteer staff and students from UCSF, members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco and community members will plant hundreds of native shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses at the summit of Mount Sutro on Saturday, April 5.

The planting project is the first major step in implementation of a long-term plan to manage the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. Two years ago, the summit was cleared of invasive weeds, including a nearly impenetrable, head-high mass of French broom. Native plants typically cannot compete with weeds.

The Rotary Club has donated $100,000 to efforts to restore the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve. UCSF staff have installed a temporary irrigation system and acquired native species in containers in preparation for Saturday’s planting.

Event:  Mount Sutro native-plant restoration
Date:  Saturday, April 5
Time:  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location:  Please meet at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and Johnstone Drive.

Media interested in covering this event should contact Orlando Elizondo, UCSF Community and Governmental Relations, at 415- 476-3206.