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San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

San Francisco Bay Fund Inventory of Projects

Restoration and Youth Stewardship at Heron’s Head Park

Organization: Literacy for Environmental Justice
2002 & 2007 Grant Recipient – San Francisco County

The Heron’s Head Park (HHP) Program is a partnership between the Port of San Francisco and LEJ to conduct environmental justice/ecological science and land stewardship programs for K-12 students of the Bayview/Hunter’s Point district. The HHP Program is an innovative experiential education/place-based program that engages student volunteers in park stewardship activities including:

  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Natural History
  • Plant and Wildlife Conservation, and
  • Park Stewardship

Literacy for Environmental Justice’s responsibility to HHP is to pursue the following goals:

  1. To provide an experiential environmental and ecological science program to the students of San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunter’s Point and the San Francisco Unified School District.
  2. To provide active monitoring of native animal and plant species, wetland biodiversity and health, and environmental health factors (water & soil testing).
  3. To maintain and enhance the native plant population of the park, and to create/maintain habitats for all Heron’s Head Park animal species.
  4. To provide a safe and healthy open space for the community of Bayview/Hunter’s Point and San Francisco.

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Project Photos

This aerial photo shows the unique shape of the park, which has named it Heron’s Head Park (formerly Pier 98). This photo shows the proximity of the oldest and dirtiest PG&E Powerplant to the park. In 2006, this powerplant was shut down by LEJ and other community activists.

Bye Docents.

LEJ’s EcoCenter.
The EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park is a building designed to function 100% off-the-grid. On site are solar panels to energize the building along with an on-site wastewater treatment system. The building also has features that are of "Low Impact Design."

Outside the LEJ EcoCenter

The EcoCenter process all its wastewater, including sewage, on site. Photo courtesy OpenHomesPhotography.com

Last modified: 7/12/2012 3:20 PM by S. Haren

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