|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||19 Apr 2001 00:06:02 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Presidio of San Francisco: A Cleanup/Conversion Success Story|
Army land at Crissy Field reborn as park teeming with wildlife BY MARILEE ENGE Mercury News Three years ago Crissy Field was a 70-acre stretch of asphalt, chain-link fences and decrepit barracks on San Francisco's northern edge, a vestige of the U.S. Army's long occupation of this stunning headland. Since then, a transformation has been under way. Tiny native wildflowers took root and bloomed, migratory birds touched down, the tide washed over a salt marsh. With unprecedented commitments from private contributors and community volunteers, Crissy Field was reborn as a national park within a densely populated city that has few places to romp and stroll. The makeover is believed to be the largest ecological restoration ever undertaken in an urban setting. ... for the entire story, see http://www0.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/crissy17a.htm -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/968-1126 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cpeo.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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