Sat, Apr 09|
Golden Gate Heights Park
Green Hairstreak Corridor Climate Action Showcase
The Sunset Nature Advocacy Partnership welcomes you to gather, walk, and picnic in San Francisco's Golden Gate Heights neighborhood.
Time & Location
Apr 09, 2022, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Golden Gate Heights Park, 2002 12th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94116, USA
About the event
The Green Hairstreak Corridor consists of "stepping stone" butterfly habitat sites, planted with upland dune native plants, that connect larger natural areas and create an urban wildlife corridor. Together, these sites support hundreds of unique species, create a rich tapestry of life–biodiversity, and help stabilize the climate, even if only in a small way.
The event will begin at 11:30 with a gathering at Golden Gate Heights Park, where the SNAP partners will describe their work to make San Francisco more climate-resilient. At Noon, we will lead a walk through the Green Hairstreak Corridor, visiting the sites cared for by Nature in the City, volunteers, and various site stewards. This event is timed to maximize the chance of seeing Green Hairstreak butterflies in flight!
Finally, join us back in Golden Gate Heights Park from 1:30 onwards to hear updates about the City's Climate Action Plan and the Plan's Healthy Ecosystems chapter from Peter Brastow, Nature in the City founder and Senior Biodiversity Specialist at the SF Department of Environment! During this time, we'll learn and enjoy nibbles and beverages for as long as you'd like to stay and connect.
- 11:30 - Meet at Golden Gate Heights Park, get an overview of the SNAP partners' work
- 12:00 - Walk through the Green Hairstreak Corridor
- 1:30 - Nibbles and drinks, with guest speaker Peter Brastow
The walk portion of the event will be approximately 2 miles, with a 330-foot elevation gain and several stairways to climb.
Note: no bathrooms are available on site. Please factor that into your day!
We will meet at Golden Gate Heights Park in the picnic area.
The Muni 52 and 66 buses drop off within walking distance of the site. Parking is fairly easy in the neighborhood.
Heavy rain cancels. Organizers will make the call on the morning of the event and notify the participants via email.