Community Thrift Chapter Benefits
We have already received more than $500 this year as a result of your donations of used merchandise to the Community Thrift Store. As a registered beneficiary, our chapter receives the proceeds from sales of your no-longer-needed goods, minus operating costs. Drop off your recycled items?clean clothing, jewelry, household goods, books, art, collectibles, new toys, CDs, records, videos, electronics, and more?seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm at Community Thrift, 623 Valencia Street, and ask that they be credited to CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter. The best route for drop-off is from Mission Street. Turn west on Sycamore, a small alley between 17th and 18th Streets. The loading dock will be on your right before you reach Valencia and the nice people there will receive your donations. Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to the chapter through this worthwhile program, which puts a whole new perspective on recycling!
Cole hardware Chapter Benefits
Purchases at Cole Hardware can continue to benefit our chapter. When shopping at Cole Hardware stores, please tell the cashier to credit #1424. When you do so, Cole Hardware will donate 10% of your total purchase to the CNPS Yerba Buena Chapter. Every little bit helps!
Local Conservation Organizations
- Golden Gate Biosphere Preserve, GGBP - http://www.nps.gov/ggbr/ggbr.htm - Links to Bay Area GGBP affiliates (natural areas, sanctuaries, preserves)
- Santa Cruz Mountains Bioregional Council http://www.scmbc.net which includes San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties and the western part of Santa Clara County
- Green Belt Alliance - http://www.greenbelt.org - Bay Area's leading land conservation and urban planning non-profit dedicated to protecting open space. Wide range of activities.
- The Jepson Herbarium Public Programs - http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/jepwkshp.html UC Berkeley's herbarium - workshops and classes on Botanical and Ecological subjects
- Bay Nature Magazine site: - http://baynature.com - Excellent website of the beautiful new magazine dedicated to the "intelligent exploration of the natural places of the SF Bay Area ".
- Nature in the City - http://www.natureinthecity.org - new website in SF whose focus is people and nature in the urban environment - well organized, extensive information and links.
- Neighborhood Parks Council - http://www.sfneighborhoodparks.org - a coalition of over 100 community-based park groups - actively involved in improving and restoring neighborhood parks in SF.
- San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department - http://www.sfgov.org/site/recpark_index.asp