Mila Fong Gougoutas Finds Community in the Project Pull Internship Program

“After experiencing the strong family and tightly knit community of Project Pull last year, I wanted to be a part of it again.” A rising senior at Lick-Wilmerding High School, Mila Fong Gougoutas has returned as a Project Pull intern this summer working in the environmental pathway. Despite the virtual nature of the internship program,…

How to Prepare for Wildfire Season and Public Safety Power Shutoffs

With warmer weather in the summer and fall comes the increased risk of wildfires. To reduce the risk of wildfires, planned power outages called Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events may occur to keep the public safe. PG&E will issue a PSPS in response to extreme weather, such as intense heat and strong winds. During…

How Your Photo Can be Featured in the SFPUC’s 2022 Calendar

It’s that time of the year again. The SFPUC is inviting the public to submit photos for its annual pollution prevention calendar. The SFPUC’s Pollution Prevention Program focuses on outreach, education, and legislation to prevent pollutants from affecting where the community works, plays and lives, aiming to preserve San Francisco for future generations to enjoy….

Why You May See Smoke at the SFPUC’s Peninsula Watershed

Firefighters and watershed keepers are passionate about preventing the SFPUC’s lands from being devastated by a catastrophe like a wildfire. Year after year they work together to stage controlled burns to keep the face of earthen dams from accumulating dried vegetation that could contribute fuel to turn a small burn into a devastating fire. Just…