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Social Landscape Beach Cleanup project with SF artist Banker White
Date Sunday November 05
Time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Ocean Beach at Sloat

FROM THE EAST BAY.
Highway 80 across the Bay Bridge, drive past San Francisco exits and get on 280. Drive about (2 miles) and exit at John Daly Blvd. Turn right at the stop sign onto John Daly Blvd. Drive through three traffic lights until you reach Skyline Drive at the top of the hill. Take a right and continue down past Fort Funston, and turn left onto Great Highway at a three way stop. On your left will be the Sloat Blvd. parking lot and our greeting station/south. You can park here at the south end of the beach (see orientation North/South) or continue North to the Kelly’s Cove parking lot at Balboa St. This is where the main greeting station is.

FROM THE SOUTH BAY.
Highway 280 North to the 19th Avenue exit. Proceed on 19th Avenue into Golden Gate Park, and make a left onto 25th Avenue, proceed to Geary Blvd. Cross Geary and make two left turns. Turn right back onto Geary to Ocean Beach. . The first parking lot at the North end of the beach is the Kelly’s Cove parking lot @ Great Highway and Balboa St. This is where the main greeting station is. Come check in and say hi or you can continue south to the Sloat Blvd. parking lot and check in at greeting station/south (see orientation North/South) .


FROM THE NORTH BAY.
101 South across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the 19th Avenue exit and proceed to Geary Blvd. Turn right on Geary and continue to Ocean Beach. The first parking lot at the North end of the beach is the Kelly’s Cove parking lot @ Great Highway and Balboa St. This is where the main greeting station is. Come check in and say hi or you can continue south to the Sloat Blvd. parking lot and check in at greeting station/south (see orientation North/South) .
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorBanker White
Social Landscape Beach Cleanup project with
San Francisco artist Banker White

Event co-sponsored by SF Recycling & Disposal Artist in Residence Program
and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Recycling services provided by Norcal Waste Systems.

Join SF Recycling & Disposal artist-in-residence alumni Banker White in a public collaborative arts project in San Francisco. Please come and help clean up Ocean Beach while participating in a community building art project.

Potluck picnic reception at the north end of the beach at Kelly’s Cove around sunset.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check in at two locations: Sloat Blvd parking lot at the south end of Ocean Beach, and Kelly's Cove parking lot at the north end of Ocean Beach. (Detailed directions below.)

Social Landscape’s Beach Cleanup project needs volunteers to help collect colored plastics that are mixed with the seaweed at the high-tide water mark of Ocean Beach. Volunteers will assist Banker White and crew by removing glass and waste materials other people have left behind while seeing, experiencing and respecting this beautiful beach and ocean. When the material is collected it will be sorted by color and value at the north end of the beach.

From sunrise to sunset, film and video cameras will capture the entire spectacle in time-lapse animation from the cliffs above. Additionally, the event will be documented by still photographers and videographers who will focus on a more documentary style coverage of the event. They will document public participation, reactions to the event, while capturing this social exploration of our relationship as individuals to the environment, to our community, and to our world.

The resulting films will document an active, collaborative creative process taking place along side the passing traffic, the movement of the tides, and the rising and setting of the sun.

Banker White has been walking and collecting trash from Ocean beach for the last two years. He has found that two people, working for two hours, were able to gather a full spectrum of colored plastics, paper, metal, and glass materials that covered a 10' x 7' area!

The event itself is meant to engage the public, while the documentation of the work is meant to inspire people to conserve natural resources and recycle more.

Social Landscape is interested in many varied levels of commitment, from
the un-expected public audience to community members involved in the beach
clean up, to core team members who were involved with pre-planning and
actively executing the final outcomes. Please contact us or just show up!


How to participate?
Just show up. You are welcome to show up by yourself or with your group. Please come down and spend an hour or two or all day collecting trash. There will be greeting stations at the Sloat Blvd parking lot at the south end of Ocean Beach, and at the Kelly's Cove parking lot at the north end of Ocean Beach. You can pick up gloves and bags at these stations and leave your bags of garbage there when you leave. There is plenty of free parking in both parking lots.

ARTIST VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in becoming more involved with the art animation side of this project please contact us by email: info [at] sociallandscape.org

When?
Sunday November 5th.
Greeting Stations will be attended from 9 AM to 3 PM, but feel free to come join in all day. There will be project participants at Ocean Beach from sunrise to sundown. There will also be a potluck picnic reception at the North end of the beach at Kelly’s cove around sunset. A short walk from there up to the cliff house you can get an incredible view of the beach and of our sorting animation.

What to pick up:
• Trash & Recyclables
Trash is any human-created, foreign matter (plastics, metal, glass, Styrofoam, etc.). Remember to pick up even small pieces of trash, which animals often mistake for food. These items go into your trash bag. Recyclable materials will be pulled out and recycled at the end of the day. Norcal Waste Services is providing a debris box and will be taking the material to be recycled.

What NOT to pick up:
• Dangerous items
Do not touch syringes, needles, any sharp objects, condoms, tampons, waste materials, weapons, heavy items, or anything of which you are not sure. Mark the area with a ring of sticks or stones and notify the person at the greeting station. When in doubt, don't touch it.
• Natural items
Natural items (such as algae, kelp, driftwood, shells, etc.) are part of the ecosystem that we are working to restore and should be left alone. Please avoid disturbing plants, animals and fragile dune areas. .

When you're finished:
Return trash, recyclables to the greeting station to be sorted.
Try to condense the bags and tie them closed. Please feel free to walk and enjoy the beach, and come visit the sorting animation at the North end of the beach.

Don’t be shy, ask questions, start up a conversation, and come join in and help. And remember, there will be a potluck picnic reception at the North end of the beach at Kelly’s Cove around sunset. A short walk from there up to the cliff house you can get an incredible view of the beach and our sorting animation.
Added to the calendar on Friday Oct 13th, 2006 12:25 PM
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