The Guerrero Street median will get a thorough grooming on April 2, and community members are invited to participate in a day of maintenance and beautification organized by the Mission Dolores Neighborhood Association.

The Department of Public Works plans to cone off both inner traffic lanes on Guerrero Street from 17th to 18th streets as participants work to remove weeds and prune existing plants, re-populate empty spots with drought-tolerant plants, and re-stake the willow acacia trees that line the median.

According to organizers, Public Works’ Bureau of Urban Forestry has committed to watering the plants and trees for the next two years.

The event is set to take place rain or shine, and all tools and materials will be provided, but participants are advised to bring gloves, a sunhat, and a knee cushion for the planting day. Refreshments will be provided by Tartine Bakery on Guerrero Street, which has also contributed $250 towards the plant fund.  Organizers have raised close to $1,000 and are asking for additional donations.

In light of Guerrero Street’s ongoing median parking debate, organizers plan to use the planting day as an opportunity for median parking monitors to prove that they can get people to park on the median without damaging the plantings, adding that they will be watching the situation closely.

The median planting day will take place on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, contact Gideon Kramer at gykramer1@gmail.com.

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