[fosc] An affordable plan to beautify Dimond's main streets, park and other public areas

Edward Goehring ebgb at sbcglobal.net
Tue Mar 28 13:32:31 PST 2006


-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Goehring [mailto:ebgb at sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 12:59 PM
To: Hathaway, Kristin
Cc: Richard Cowan; carolynvallerga at yahoo.com; sarnew at msn.com;
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jonandchristine at comcast.net; Melissa Spaulding
Subject: RE: [fosc] An affordable plan to beautify Dimond's main
streets, park and other public areas


Kristen,
   Yes, I've seen the daffodils and love the whole idea. And I'd be
overjoyed if my notion of relocating people's excess garden plants to public
areas caught on citywide.
   You're right that we have to watch out for invasive non-natives  --
perhaps limiting certain plants to containers and medians, rather than
allowing them in areas where they can spread uncontrollably? Some varieties
might have to be banned entirely.
   But overall, there's a great potential here not just to make Oakland more
green and beautiful, but to get Oaklanders working together on various plant
relocation projects. I look forward to hearing more from OPW about this plan
:)


Edward Goehring
Board of Directors
Dimond Improvement Association
www.dimondnews.org

ebgb at sbcglobal.net
510 336-1256 phone
510 530-3308 fax

-----Original Message-----
From: Hathaway, Kristin [mailto:khathaway at oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:13 AM
To: 'ebgb at sbcglobal.net'
Subject: RE: [fosc] An affordable plan to beautify Dimond's main
streets, park and other public areas


Hi Edward,

Our "Keep Oakland Beautiful" program that is also in Public Works Agency
does an annual daffodil planting project in the winter (you may have seen
the daffodils popping up in medians and parks around Oakland this Spring).
Your donation of bulbs idea sounds like a good thing for the Keep Oakland
Beautiful program to tie into their daffodil planting project, so I am going
to forward your email to the woman in charge of that program, Cookie
Robles-Wong.  I think native seeds would be good too but I think we have to
watch out for plants like Wandering Jew and other non-natives that tend to
spread out.

Thanks,
Kristin

Kristin Hathaway
Watershed Program Specialist
City of Oakland, Public Works Agency
Environmental Services Division
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 5301
Oakland, CA 94612
phone: (510) 238-7571
fax: (510) 238-7286
khathaway at oaklandnet.com
www.oaklandpw.com/creeks






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