San Francisco -
The ongoing struggle the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center has been engaged in with Recreation and Park Dept as well as other City officials has garnered both empathy as well as skepticism over the recent eviction notice the center received.
This is the plaque that O'Brien mentions. It gives witness to California's earliest days.
Liam O'Brien, courtesy of Nature in The City newsletter
Back in April of this year, as work was being done to Dolores Park and surrounding areas, near the old Mission of San Francisco, work crews uncovered the lagoon. Over 150 years ago it refreshed and nourished the native tribes that inhabited the land. As the Spanish settlers took over, the lagoon got filled in. And the area eventualy known as The Mission District.
Courtesy of Ed Dunn, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Recycling Center, SF, CA
Many people take materials to the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood recycling Center to be recycled. It is a fine example of what neighborhoods and communities at the local level can do to help with recycling. Yet, Recreation and Parks Dept. of SF wants the facility closed.