Digging It in Outer Sunset
This Saturday, October 18 marks Timberland’s fourth and final Dig It event of the year, taking place in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood. An environmentally-underserved community, Outer Sunset suffers from a lack of trees which exacerbates the city’s water drainage issue with serious consequences; water runs over the concrete jungle of the neighborhood, picks up a variety of chemical pollutants and runs untreated into storm water drains that take the water straight to San Francisco bay.
To reduce the runoff issues and improve the environmental quality of life in the community, local nonprofit Friends of the Urban Forest will lead volunteers in planting nearly 200 trees this weekend. Friends of the Urban Forest helps communities plant over 1,000 trees each year, while also engaging local residents in the ongoing maintenance of existing trees through its Tree Care program.
Friends of the Urban Forest bringing green to the streets of San Francisco
Further increasing the positive environmental impact of Saturday’s Dig It event: A bicycle-powered generator will help provide clean power to the effort, and volunteers will be shuttled around the service area in a bus fueled by 75% biodiesel.
Stone Gossard fans, this is your last chance this year to see him live in exchange for a few hours of Earthkeeping labor! To register for Saturday’s Dig It event, click here … and stay tuned for photos, clips and results from all four Dig It events.