There is still a great need for education about the importance of pollinators in our everyday lives. CAN! meets that need by growing plants that provide forage of pollen and nectar by local pollinators, manifesting healthy interactions between humans, pollinators and other creatures in the public schools and parks. Student and community understanding about pollinators like butterflies, bumblebees, honeybees, hummingbirds and bats is a key component of all CAN! garden curriculum.
California Gum Plant – Grindelia stricta
Combined Sewer Systems San Francisco (like Detroit and New York City) has a combined sewer system. This means that the stormwater (rainfall) that flows into the storm drains is combined with wastewater from our toilets, sinks and showers. This combination of stormwater and wastewater can be extreme. And as the climate changes and storms are […]
When large portions of urban areas are heavily paved-over the combined sewer system can become stressed, especially during large storms. And as we continue to increase carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, storms and most weather systems are becoming more and more extreme. In California’s Mediterranean climate, precipitation is heaviest in the […]
A watershed is a basin-like landform that captures stormwater and is divided by peaks and ridges which collect into streams, rivers, lakes and aquifers eventually leading to the ocean. In San Francisco all watersheds eventually lead to the SF Bay or to the Pacific Ocean. Climate Action Now! has removed pavement in almost every watershed […]