Category Archive: Nature

Jun 14

3 Ways To Support The McLaren Park Horses

The future of the McLaren Park horseback riding is now in the hands of the pubic. If you’d like to see them return next season we have three ways that you can voice your support and suggestion for improving the program. 1.  Sign The Change.org Petition You can add your name here:  Sign the petition …

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May 18

Portola’s Kids Approve Of The McLaren Park Horses

The pilot program for the McLaren Park horseback riding comes to a close after this weekend. While this program had some controversy among some adult (what doesn’t in S.F.?), there is absolutely no question that the horses have been a big hit with the kids of the Portola (of all ages we’d say). We spoke to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/05/portolas-kids-approve-mclaren-park-horses/

Apr 21

Earth Day Celebration Saturday: Plant Sale, Portola Green Planning & Ice Cream!

This Saturday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and to celebrate there will be a celebration at Burrows Pocket Park tomorrow (San Bruno Ave & Burrows Street). The event is being co-sponsored by community volunteers from the Portola Neighborhood Association Portola Urban Greening and Goettingen Neighbors Group. This will be a great opportunity to learn more …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/04/earth-day-celebration-saturday-plant-sale-portola-green-planning-ice-cream/

Apr 19

Saddle Up Portola: Horseback Riding Comes to McLaren Park For A Limited Time

If you haven’t heard or seen for yourself already, horseback riding has returned to McLaren Park for a limited time. The San Francisco Rec & Parks. Department is trying out an exciting two month pilot program to gauge public interest and support for the idea. Currently there are 10 horses stabled at the once abandoned …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/04/saddle-portola-horseback-riding-comes-mclaren-park-limited-time/

Apr 17

The Wild Parrots Of The Portola

San Francisco’s famous Parrots (specifically Telegraph Hill’s) have been expanding their flocks and territory further into the city’s other neighborhoods for years now. One of those flocks – perhaps more – have made their home in the trees on the hill between Woolsey Street and the north end of Burton High School. The Parrots have …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/04/wild-parrots-portola/

Mar 20

Yosemite Creek Daylight Plans To Be Revealed At Thursday Meeting

It’s been a long time coming but we will finally get to see the plans for the daylighting of the Upper Yosemite Creek.  On Thursday night (3/23) representatives from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (P.U.C.) will present the plans at a community meeting.  Here are the meeting details: What:  Upper Yosemite Creek Daylighting Final Concept …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2017/03/yosemite-creek-daylight-plans-revealed-thursday-meeting/

Apr 13

PortolART: Support the Goettingen Cascades Stairway Transformation

Many of us are familiar with the 16th Avenue Tile Stair project but now it’s Portola’s turn to create something unique with our stairway.  A group of neighbors called the Goettingen Neighborhood Group, or G.N.G. for short, is currently fundraising to bring their creation to life. When complete, the idea is to create an art …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2016/04/portolart-goettigen-cascades-a-new-art-project-coming-to-the-portola/

Aug 26

Coyote pupping season begins, be wary in McLaren Park

Janet Kessler, aka the Coyote Lady, has been in touch to ask us to inform our readers about the coyote pupping season which has just begun. She shares the information below and for those of us that spend any time in McLaren Park, please take the time to watch the video and respect the coyotes …

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Permanent link to this article: http://portolaplanet.com/2015/08/coyote-pupping-season-begins-be-wary-in-mclaren-park/

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