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Demonstration Gardens Restoration Project 

The Crow Canyon Demonstration Gardens are currently being maintained by the City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services and Public Works Departments with the support of City Light Volunteers.  

We ask that park visitors do not plant, pick or garden in the area without City approval. 

If you would like to assist as a City Lights Volunteer to help in the restoration the Demonstration Gardens, please visit www.SanRamonVolunteers.com.  

Future City Lights Volunteer Opportunities for the Demonstration Gardens  

Saturday September 25th | 8:00am-10:30am 
Saturday October 9th | 8:30am-11:00am
Saturday October 23rd | 8:30am-11:00am 

  • The events are open to all ages, however children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Tasks may include planting, pruning, applying mulch and general clean up. Bring work gloves and wear close toed shoe. Perfect for groups!  
  • The project will take 2-3 hours to complete, depending on the scope of the work, as well as the number of volunteers present.  No supervision of minors will be provided after the conclusion of the event and parents must be available to pick up their children within 15 minutes of being notified that the event is completed. 

Parks Make Life Better - Cleanup Day 

On March 20, 2021, 14 City Lights Volunteers attended the Parks Make Life Better - Clean Up Day which focused on clean up of the main entrance to the Crow Canyon Gardens.  We appreciate the hard work of the volunteers in attendance.  Here a few photos of the progress that was made during the clean up day.  

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Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance Before

Crow Canyon Gardens After

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance Before

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance After

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance Before

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance After

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance After

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance After

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance Before

Crow Canyon Gardens Entrance After

 

 

 

Volunteer Cleanup Day - April 24, 2021 

On Saturday April 24th from 9am-12pm, Parks and Community Services Staff organized a cleanup day at the Crow Canyon Gardens.  This day was the first date in a series of volunteer opportunities focusing on the initial cleanup of the demonstration garden area at the park.  Parks and Community Services Staff collaborated with the Public Works Department and the City Lights Volunteers to make the cleanup effort possible.  There were 13 City Lights Volunteers in attendance.  Throughout the morning volunteers continued the progress that had been previously made at the Parks Make Life Better Cleanup day on March 20th.  Volunteers continued to remove weeds and lay mulch along the main entrance to the park from the main parking area.

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Crow Canyon Gardens

Crow Canyon Gardens

Crow Canyon Gardens

Crow Canyon

Crow Canyon Gardens

Crow Canyon Gardens


Volunteer Clean Up Day - May 11, 2021

On Tuesday May 11th from 9am-12pm, Parks and Community Services Staff organized a cleanup day at the Crow Canyon Gardens.  This day was the second date in a series of volunteer opportunities focusing on the initial cleanup of the demonstration garden area at the park.  Parks and Community Services Staff collaborated with the Public Works Department and the City Lights Volunteers to make the cleanup effort possible.  There were 11 City Lights Volunteers in attendance.  Throughout the morning volunteers continued the progress that had been previously made at the Parks Make Life Better Cleanup day on April 24th.  Volunteers removed weeds and lay mulch along the demonstration bed directly across from the entrance to the park from the main parking area.

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Volunteer Clean Up Day - May 22, 2021

Thank you to all volunteers who attended Saturday’s Crow Canyon Garden Clean-Up.

It looks like our volunteer work force is growing as we had our highest attendance of any garden clean-up day, yet! It may have helped that the weather was a little cooler. Nonetheless, many of our volunteers loaded mulch or took several trips to and from the mulch pile that we actually got to a point where we ran out of mulch! Slowly but surely, we are making great progress. Thank you so much again to all volunteers who helped on May 22, it was a pleasure working alongside each and every one of you. (Attached some photos from May 22– enjoy!)

May 22 - Volunteer Day  May 22 - Volunteer Day

Volunteer Clean Up Day - June 12, 2021

Garden Clean Up June 12

Volunteer Clean Up Day - June 26, 2021

Garden Clean Up Day

Volunteer Clean Up Day - July 17, 2021

Crow Canyon Gardens

Volunteer Clean Up Day - July 31, 2021

Crow Canyon Gardens

vCom Clean Up Day - August 11, 2021 

In partnership with the City of San Ramon, vCom, a local San Ramon Business, will be assisting on a continued basis to help restore one demonstration allotment at the Crow Canyon Gardens. Thank you to the members of vCom for your dedication to this project!

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