Join Us on Saturday on the Medians!

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday
Saturday, November 19th, 9:00 am  – 12 noon
Join us to pick up trash and work on the medians in Diamond Heights!

The blue, yellow and orange flags on the medians indicate the location of an empty gopher basket. Sadly over 250 plants installed by the Median Project have died in the last five years. Soon we will ask your help in installing new  drought-tolerant, low growing plants.

The Median Project wishes to thank Harbor Villa Restaurant for their support in past years. Staff volunteered at our workdays and provided delicious food trays for our volunteer lunches before the pandemic prohibited our lunch gatherings. Harbor Villa Restaurant, we will miss your presence in Diamond Heights!

Join us for our volunteer workday!
Date: Saturday, November 19th  
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon – Join us for even an hour or two. 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, trim grass and pick up trash on the median islands. 
No gardening experience required. Tools and safety jackets will be provided. Bathrooms available.
Recommended for ages 12 and above.

Please reply to let us know if you plan to help out. Future Work Days will be the Third Saturday of the month: December 17, January 21 and on into 2023.

The Median Project has been active since 2014 providing more attractive median islands for Diamond Heights!

The Median Project Irrigation System is Back in Operation!

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday
Saturday, October 15th, 9 – 12 noon
Join us to pick up trash and work on the medians in Diamond Heights!

The drip irrigation system installed by the Median Project in November 2019 is back in operation watering most all trees and plants on the medians from Duncan to Berkeley Way. The Median Project would like to thank Brian Lease from Public Works and Mike Davis and Ed Sheffner, local volunteers, for all the work to get the system up and running! 

Join us for our volunteer workday
Date: Saturday, October 15th  
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon – Join us for even an hour or two. 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, trim grass, and pick up trash on the median islands. 
No gardening experience required. Tools and safety jackets will be supplied. Bathrooms available.

Please reply to let us know you plan to help out. Future Work Days will be the Third Saturday of the month: Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17

The Median Project has been active since 2014 providing more attractive median islands for Diamond Heights!

Habitat Seeking More Volunteers for October 1

More Volunteers are needed by Habitat for Building Homes

Diamond Heights Good Neighbor Volunteer Day at Habitat, 36 Amber Drive,  Saturday, October 1st

Volunteer Shifts: 8:30 to 4:00 pm
Open House: 10 – 12 noon

“Come celebrate National Good Neighbor Day with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco on Saturday, October 1 and help build 8 affordable homes at 36 Amber Drive! Exclusively reserved for residents of Diamond Heights and nearby neighbors. This 8:30AM – 4:00PM shift will be a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and work alongside them on a project that lifts up the entire community. Sign up: sforce.co/3RewnZM early as spots are limited. If you have questions, please call 415.625.1012. Please join us!”

Cancelled – In Person and Virtual RDH Meeting on Sept. 24 

Unfortunately, Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) did not have enough sign ups to meet in person at St. Aidan’s Church or on Zoom on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 3 pm. RDH is cancelling the meeting.  We emailed people that signed up to inform them of the cancellation.

The RDH Steering Committee will continue to find a workable meeting time to continue our emergency preparedness work for the neighborhood. We had a good turnout for our meeting on August 6 in Christopher Park so may try an outdoor meeting again.

Stay safe and well,

Betsy for the Resilient Diamond Heights 
Steering Committee

Volunteer Work Day, Sept. 24, 9- 12 noon

Diamond Heights Blvd. Median Project Workday, Saturday, Sept. 24th, 9 – 12 noon
Join us to help improve the appearance of Diamond Heights!

More volunteers are needed.
The rain will make the grass and weeds grow quickly.

Future Work Days will be the Third Saturday of the month: Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17

The Median Project would like to thank Public Works for fixing the broken City water pipe that provides water to the Median Project irrigation system. We hope to get the drip system back in operation soon. 

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24th,  
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon – Joining us for even an hour or two will make a difference! 
Location: Meet at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church on DH Blvd. at Gold Mine Dr.
Work: Pull weeds, trim grass, rake and pick up trash on the median islands. 
No gardening experience required. Tools and safety jackets will be supplied. Bathrooms available.

Please reply to let us know you plan to help out.

The Median Project has been active since 2014 providing more attractive median islands for Diamond Heights

Volunteer for Good Neighbor Day at Habitat, Oct. 1st

Diamond Heights Good Neighbor Volunteer Day at Habitat,

36 Amber Drive,  Saturday, October 1st

Volunteer Shifts: 8:30 to 4:00 pmOpen House: 10 – 12 noon

“Come celebrate National Good Neighbor Day with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco on Saturday, October 1 and help build 8 affordable homes at 36 Amber Drive! Exclusively reserved for residents of the Diamond Heights neighborhood, this 8:30AM – 4:00PM shift will be a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and work alongside them on a project that lifts up the entire community. Sign up: sforce.co/3RewnZM early as spots are limited. If you have questions, please call 415.625.1012. Please join us!”

Join Us for RDH In Person and Virtual Meeting, Sept. 24th

Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) In Person and Zoom Meeting
Saturday, September 24, 3:00 pm

Now that pandemic-related restrictions on public meetings are easing, RDH wants to re-start its planning and training activities. An event is scheduled for Saturday, September 24, from 3:00-5:00pm, at St. Aidan’s Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive across from the Diamond Heights Shopping Center. Diamond Heights residents who attended previous RDH events will be invited, but the meeting will be open to new participants and will be advertised to the broader community.  The agenda will include a review of RDH goals and activities, with a focus on the use of St. Aidan’s as a Support Center, and will end with a presentation of the plan for the physical organization of the church for disaster response. Attendees may participate in-person or by Zoom.   
 
Current St. Aidan’s guidelines for use of the church will be followed including wearing masks.
 
Please reply to let us know if you plan to attend in person or virtually. If virtually, a Zoom link will be emailed to you closer to the meeting.
 
If you are not familiar with RDH, please see the info below.
 
Stay Safe and Well,
 
Betsy Eddy for the Resilient Diamond Heights Steering Committee 

RDH Information 
Resilient Diamond Heights (RDH) is a local volunteer community organization that helps Diamond Heights residents and businesses prepare for, and recover from, disasters including earthquakes, extreme heat and wildfires. RDH is led by a Steering Committee composed of Jill Borofka, Greg Carey, Betsy Eddy, Ed Sheffner and Cynthia Wu. St. Aidan’s Church has cooperated closely with RDH, serving as a pre-COVID site for RDH meetings and trainings. St. Aidan’s has agreed to serve as a neighborhood Support Center after an emergency such an earthquake of fire. 
 
Prior to the restrictions on public meetings imposed by the pandemic, RDH sponsored trainings and informational meetings were attended regularly by up to 25 people at each occasion. During the COVID related restrictions, RDH sponsored several trainings via Zoom. RDH hopes to encourage new membership and meet regularly at St. Aidan’s.
 
More information is available at: Select Resilient Diamond Heights (Disaster Prep) at the top of the home page.

Meet Your Neighbors and Be Ready for Emergencies Funding Still Available to Have Block Parties in Diamond Heights in October

 
The DHCA and Resilient Diamond Heights encourage all blocks to have a Neighborhood Watch group along with a Strong Block program to prepare for emergencies and help with crime prevention. Below is some information about doing a Block Party from Jackie Thornhill, Legislative Aide in Supervisor Mandelman’s office. Supervisor Mandelman has given RDH funds to do Block Parties this year providing the benefits listed below. 
 
Block Party Information:

Launched in 2016 by the City’s Neighborhood Empowerment Network (NEN), Neighborfest offers residents a fun and meaningful way to connect with their neighbors and build safer, more resilient communities:

Participants in this year’s program will receive the largest suite of benefits yet.  They include

  • Zero cost to hosts for street closure and sound permits    
  • Free, delivered street closure barricades  
  • Liability insurance     
  • Guest registration door prizes    
  • Door hangers for outreach    
  • An updated Playbook to guide the Host Committee’s planning activities    
  • Live online orientation and host support workshops    
  • A dedicated program manager who provides end to end support for the application and event production. 

To apply for a Block Party go to the following link. You may need to cut and paste it into a tab.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YHQeo1javjVYMkb-rJkSNEqrXzgfS3iE8HcHxEFAurQ/edit

All deadlines for events taking place before the last weekend of September or first week of October have passed:

  • For October 15th or 16th – Last day to apply is Monday, August 29th, 2022
  • For October 22nd or 23rd– Last day to apply is Monday, September 5th, 2022
  • For October 29th or 30th – Last day to apply is Monday, September 12, 2022

If you have any questions about the program, its benefits or eligibility, please contact Neighborfest@livablecity.org. You may also reply to this message and Betsy Eddy, RDH Coordinator, will be glad to answer questions.