Tag Archives: Glen Canyon Park

Glyphosate in Glen Canyon

There’s increasing evidence that glyphosate – the herbicide Monsanto sells under the names Roundup and Aquamaster – is dangerous to human health, doesn’t degrade in the soil as the company claims, and is a dangerous probable carcinogen. Since SF Department … Continue reading

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Pesticides in our Parks, Jan-March 2017

Someone recently sent us this picture (above) of herbicide being sprayed at Glen Canyon. “Saw a guy spraying pesticides in Glen Canyon today. I didn’t want to get close enough to read the sign because he’s spraying right now and I’m … Continue reading

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More Roundup for Glen Canyon

A couple of days ago, someone emailed us that they had seen Pesticide Warning notices in Glen Canyon. This park is one where neighbors have been sharply opposed to pesticide use, particularly to glyphosate, the active ingredient of Roundup. The … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon with Stairs and Coyote

This is one of our “park visitor” series – first person accounts of our parks, published with permission. It was dusk when I climbed down into Glen Canyon from the Christopher Playground. It’s been some months since I visited it … Continue reading

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Woodpecker Diversity in San Francisco

Wildlife photographer Janet Kessler shared these photographs of an acorn woodpecker in Glen Canyon in late August, 2014 (and they’re copyright to her). It was a great capture, though she wasn’t thrilled with the quality. “They were taken under bad … Continue reading

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Bees in Glen Canyon – Update

 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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Relentless War on Eucalyptus – The Example of Glen Canyon

This article is reproduced from MillionTrees.me – the website of Death of a Million Trees with permission and minor formatting changes. A new front has opened in the relentless war on eucalyptus in California. The drought has given native plant … Continue reading

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Improvements to the Glen Canyon Park Playground?

Last month we reported on the status of the Glen Canyon Park Playground Improvements. We mentioned the new playground and that it will not be the same as it was:-  a steep staircase to the slide and bushes that were … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: One Year after Start of Tree Destruction

The Glen Canyon Playground and Tennis Court Project – as the city is calling this – is nearly completed. In February or March 2014 there will be great fanfare at the completion of this project. Video update to the Glen … Continue reading

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Rat Poison Killed the Glen Canyon Owl

We’ve just heard back about the results of the necropsy on the barn owl found dead in near Glen Canyon. As suspected, it died of consuming rodents poisoned with rat poison.  This is the letter we received. Edited to Add: … Continue reading

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Rehabilitated Owl Returned to Glen Canyon

It’s so wonderful to be able to post good news about Glen Canyon and its fauna. Wildlife photographer Janet Kessler recently sent around this item about a one-eyed owl that has been released in the Canyon after rehabilitation. This post … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: Nine Months after Tree Destruction

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“.  This is only a continuation of the mis-information that have been provided … Continue reading

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Long Lost Manzanita Brings Newfound Problems (Westside Observer re-post)

Editor Notes: This is a reposting of  an important story about the plan to reintroduce Franciscan manzanita into City park land – and now also private property along Marietta Drive in the Miraloma Park neighborhood. We also want to refer … Continue reading

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Update – “Unsuitable” tree removals on Creekside Trail, Glen Canyon Park

On October 24th we reported the planned tree removals along the Creekside Trial (west side of Islais Creek) in Glen Canyon. We are now submitting aftermath photos: the conditions now, after the Glen Canyon Trails project “tree work”. Background: HORT … Continue reading

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Planned tree removals on Glenridge trail, Glen Canyon Park

Planned tree removals (between 31 and 33) were announced by SF Park & Rec on August 16th. As part of the Glen Canyon Trail Restoration project trails will be restored, at the expense of trees along the Glenridge trail. Tree … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park “Trails”: 31 Trees To Be Cut in Sept

SF Recreation and Parks Department is stepping up the Trails project in Glen Canyon. By the time you read this, they may already have posted notices for removal of 31 trees that they say have been assessed as “Hazardous.” The … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: Six Months after Tree Destruction

Note: This article is re-published from SFGlenCanyon.Net 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 … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Coyote by Tony Holiday

 As many park visitors know, it’s sometimes possible to see coyotes in our parks. Tony Holiday, a San Francisco hiker and blogger,  was one of the lucky ones on this hike through Glen Canyon. (Go to his blog, Stairways are … Continue reading

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SFForest Volunteers in Glen Canyon Cleanup

Hubcaps, clothing, old cardboard, food containers and wrappers were strewn all over the area of Glen Canyon Park across from Del Vale and Miraloma Improvement Center. SFForest’s volunteer crew spent time on a recent  morning filling four bags of trash. … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Rec Center – Comment on the Renovation

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD)  is planning the  next phase of the Glen Canyon Recreation Center renovation. Recently, they held a meeting to talk about some of the improvements they hope to make.  Here’s a brief summary of … Continue reading

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