How One SFPUC Team Has Navigated Through the Uncertainty of COVID-19

It has been a busy and uncertain season for the SFPUC’s COVID-19 Leaves Team. Since San Francisco’s shelter-in-place went into effect, the SFPUC has seen a drastic shift in San Francisco’s workforce, especially with the City and County of San Francisco’s employees. And as the impacts of the pandemic continued to rapidly change, the SFPUC’s…

A Look Back in History: Lake Merced

Lake Merced is a fresh water lake in southwestern San Francisco that supplied water starting in the 1860’s. It is now surrounded by a large park (established in the 1950s) and serves as a popular recreational area in The City. It is also a significant stop -over location for migratory birds on the “Pacific Flyway.”…

Meet Local Students Who Became Drain Heroes 

A few weeks before shelter-in place was mandated in San Francisco, Kelly Newman, a science teacher for middle and high school students at St. John’s Academy, adopted several drains close to the school as part of the SFPUC’s Adopt a Drain Program. An advocate for watershed programs, Newman wanted to teach her students awareness about ecosystems, the environment, ground water, and wastewater.   “It is so important to me to educate students…