Clean California Local Grant Projects Cycle 1
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|Alameda County District Attorney's Office
|Alameda County District Attorney’s Clean Streets Initiative
|The Alameda County District Attorney’s (DA) office proposes to contract with homeless advocacy nonprofit Downtown Streets Team (DST) to provide continuous litter abatement through un-housed persons at three project areas: two in East Oakland and one in Hayward. Waste Management, Inc. will cover DST’s disposal costs. Local recycler Argent Materials, which has heavy equipment, will conduct additional abatement in one of the areas and join in community clean-ups. The DA’s Environmental Unit will provide oversight, support, and coordination with the efforts of Alameda County Illegal Dumping Task Force (ACID), and will conduct two billboard and transit center campaigns.
|City of Anaheim
|North La Palma Green Promenade, Paseo and Parking Lot
|Clean California Funds will allow the City of Anaheim to create the North La Palma Green Promenade, Paseo and Parking lot - transforming the entirely asphalt, two-way North La Palma Parkway into an attractive pedestrian/bicycle friendly, tree-lined, one-way corridor. The project will connect dense, disadvantaged communities to La Palma Park and two of the City’s busiest commercial/transit corridors. It will extend the park's reach north on Swan Street, installing greening elements and creating a green parking lot. It will reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by providing safer/convenient opportunities for active transportation, connections to transit stops, and increased shade to reduce the urban heat island effect. Together with an education and outreach program, the project will provide opportunities to share anti-graffiti/anti-littering messages with transit riders, social media followers, and hundreds of thousands of residents who attend La Palma Park events or benefit from the social services provided at the adjacent Swan Street Parking lot.
|City of Bakersfield
|Garces Memorial Circle Enhancement Project
|The Garces Memorial Circle is a roundabout that intersects Chester Avenue, 30th Street, and Golden State Avenue/Caltrans State Route 204. Caltrans District 6 staff have been working with the City of Bakersfield to develop a State Clean California Project within the State's right of way at Garces Circle. The City's local application will complement the state project with a public art installation, landscaping, lighting, and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities including sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and signage. The Garces Memorial Circle is an important historic corridor that connects many high use areas such as medical facilities, schools, employment centers, residential zones, and access to transit such as a Golden Empire Transit (GET) bus and access to the State Highway System.
|City of Bell Gardens
|BG Keep Parks Clean Beautification Project
|The project will improve Hannon Park and Julia Russ Asmus Park in underserved communities in the City of Bell Gardens with beautification upgrades and litter abatement. The project will replace existing playground equipment, picnic tables, and trash cans at both parks; install new benches, litter abatement signs, artistic elements and educational signage representing the history and culture of the surrounding community, and ADA rubber surfacing; and plant more trees. In addition to physical improvements, project proposes to launch a monthly “Keep Your Park Beautiful” campaign on social media and host biannual community cleanup events at both parks.
|City of Berkeley
|Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park - Turtle Garden Project
|The Project will convert the existing defunct fountain at Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley into a native and drought-tolerant plant pollinator garden with irrigation; install Native-designed bronze turtle and concrete medallion sculptures; install seating on the fountain outer ring; renovate the uneven flagstone terrace; renovate the Peace Wall tiles at the terrace; and install new benches, signage, and trash receptacles. The fountain is currently used as a super-sized public trash can for trash and human waste, and is a lethal trap for birds. The City annually removes 277 tons of trash and illegal dumping from the park. The fountain water system has not worked in over fifty years. The fountain and terrace area have significant deferred maintenance and non-ADA compliant surfacing. The neglected appearance of this one-time symbol of civic pride scares away thousands of students, workers, visitors, and residents who pass by the park on a regular basis.
|City of Blythe
|The City of Blythe in partnership with the Palo Verde Valley Transit Authority (PVVTA), proposes Beautify Blythe, which seeks funding to improve the existing conditions of several key city & transit facilities and bus stops across three underserved census tracts. The proposal includes a decorative wall, perimeter solar lighting, and public access restroom at the City of Blythe’s Public Works Yard & CNG Station (Census Tract 0462.00); landscaping access, walking paths, retrofited solar lighting fixtures at Miller Park (Census Tract 0462.00); an outdoor public space for community engagement, installing iron fencing, decorative security fencing, and solar lighting at the PVVTA Operations Facility and Main Street Park n' Ride facility (Census Tract 0461.02), and ADA accessible bus stop shelters with trash receptacles (Census Tracts 0462.00, 0461.02, and 0470.00). In addition, the project includes community engagement with mailers, clean-up events, social media, and ribbon-cutting events at the three project locations.
|City of Ceres
|Smyrna Park - Our Community
|Built over 50 years ago and centrally located in the City, Smyrna Park is the largest and most popular park serving the majority of the City residents who primarily live in underserved areas. The project would recreate and enhance areas to increase safety for park users, more community gathering space, and provide users better access and view of the park's amenities. Major activities include increase pathways to/and within the park including traffic crossing improvements at intersections for students/pedestrians, increase covered and shade areas for event gatherings, install shade trees, install bioswale areas, add receptacle bins, replace chain link fence with new architectural fence, and implement safety lighting and security features. In collaboration with the local high school art students, murals will be installed along the skate park concrete structure. An art program will be developed and implemented to solicit local artwork proposed at several key locations throughout the park.
|City of Clearlake
|Beautification of City Signage/Downtown Corridor & Clean-up of City
|Clean and beautify the City of Clearlake's downtown corridor with the installation of wayfinding signage, murals on exterior walls of businesses painted by local artists, reduce the amount of litter overflow and illegal dumping by providing education and outreach, additional waste receptacles throughout Austin Park, the organization of community clean-up days, eight free dump days over the duration of the project and the installation of shade structures at Austin Park.
|City of Commerce
|Pathways for Hope - Commerce Connectivity Improvements
|Beautification of State Highway right-of-way in an underserved community, including extensive drought tolerant landscaping, replacement of rusty chain link fence with decorative fencing, painting, and lighting of I-710 embankment and underpasses. Unsightly bare dirt slopes will be replaced with decorative paving. Major city gateways under freeways will be improved with murals and signage identifying the City of Commerce. The project also includes community identity signage, park improvements, lighted walking paths, and community litter cleanup and demonstration garden events. Recreational access will be improved with lighted, ADA-compliant walking trails.
The Bandini Tunnel will be improved with lights, painting and decorative paving to provide a safer and more comfortable walking route under I-710, which divides the community and also has highly visible, overgrown landscaping. Urban heat island effects will be reduced by replacing unnecessary paving with drought tolerant landscaping. Bandini Elementary Parkway will be beautified with drought tolerant landscaping.
|City of Corona
|City of Corona Green Alleys
|The Project proposes to revitalize the alley network throughout the core of Corona. The aims of the project include improved low-stress pathways for pedestrian travel, the thoroughfares will be cleaned, solar lighting from dusk to dawn will be implemented, the pavement in the alleys will be improved by installing porous pavement, and the porous or the permeable pavement will be utilized to capture stormwater.
|City of Cudahy
|Cudahy Los Angeles River Area Improvement Project
|Beautification project includes four site improvements, focusing around the City's portion of the LA River. Beautifies and improves public spaces, deters littering by developing unused lots, and increases access to bike paths. The four public spaces are:
LA River Bike Path: Bike path restriping, installing permeable pavers, benches, trash bins along river, upgrading fencing, pedestrian lighting, landscaping, irrigation system, entrance beautification, and murals.
Cudahy River Park: Landscape improvements to a dilapidated park across River main entrance. Bike path accessibility improvements including pathway rehabilitation, biking amenities, landscaping, lighting, and new irrigation system.
Clara Bridge Slopes: Construct terrace gardens, LA River way finders, fencing upgrades, landscaping bridge slopes to deter littering, and create interest points toward river.
Otis Avenue Pocket Park: Converting an undeveloped lot across a school into a pocket park. Landscaping, irrigation, pedestrian pathway, irrigation, mounting murals and public art, and trash bins.
|City of Downey
|Rio San Gabriel Park - Green, Safe and Active Park Improvements
|This project will provide badly needed sustainability, safety and active improvements to the Rio San Gabriel Park. Improvement features include; recycled rubberized asphalt parking surface areas, stormwater capturing bioswale and drywell retention basins, solar pedestrian lighting, trash receptacles, trash dumpster compound, drought tolerant native trees and shrubs, perimeter walking and exercise trail, ADA parking, ramp and walkway accessibility improvements, permeable walkways, picnic tables, benches, shade structures, public restroom rehabilitation, after hours gates and fencing, dog park fencing, informational kiosk, local artist sculpture garden, neighborhood wayfinding signage, and bikeway and pedestrian access improvements to the San Gabriel River regional bike path. In addition, this project will include installation of a native plant and butterfly interpretive garden, and litter abatement educational program to educate all ages of the importance of local history, nature, and conservation.
|City of El Cajon
|Oakdale Alameda Gateway Beautification
|The Oakdale Alameda Gateway Beautification is a multi-benefit project within an underserved community. The project will provide a positive impact through the reduction of impervious area, the creation of native landscape and tree canopy, installation of efficient irrigation systems, a green alley conversion, installation of waste and recycling receptacles, installation of State certified storm drain waste filters, construction of thematic sidewalks and crosswalks, and installation of decorative pedestrian scale street lighting. Together these improvements will reduce carbon and greenhouse gases, reduce the urban heat island effect, improve the public space for accessibility, foster safe pedestrian connections to critical goods and services, reduce waste and debris, and improve storm water quality. The project will also include multiple public art elements including murals, decorative paving coatings, traffic signal cabinet decoration, and interpretive signage that will create a gateway entrance into the City near an Interstate 8 interchange.
|City of El Monte
|Merced Avenue Linear Park Project
|The City of El Monte (City) is constructing a linear park project along Merced Avenue, between Garvey Avenue and Rio Hondo Parkway. The linear park proposes to accomplish traffic calming through lane width reduction and vital park amenities such as seating & picnic areas, a new enclosed dog run, community themed demonstration planting areas, protective fencing, solar lighting, trash receptacles, bike racks, and stormwater retention areas.
|City of Farmersville
|Farmersville 198 Gateway and Downtown Improvements
|Clean California Funds are requested to complete transformative improvements and cleanup activities that will create a sense of place and cultural connections for the City of Farmersville (population 11,327). The major component of the project is landscaping 2.6 acres of barren land at the City's gateway on both the north and south sides of State Route 198 (which is Caltrans right-of-way). New retaining walls will enhance an existing slope with lettering and LED lighting to showcase the City name and motto. The surrounding spaces will feature climate appropriate, drought-tolerant plantings in alternating rows of rock to mimic the region's bountiful crops. The second improvement area is the heart of the City's downtown where new benches, plantings, signage, and banners will make the central commercial district more inviting and distinctive. A campaign to address ongoing challenges with litter and illegal dumping is a key non-infrastructure component of the project.
|City of Fresno
|Downtown Fresno Neighborhood Beautification and Cleanup Project
|The Downtown Fresno Neighborhood Beautification and Cleanup Project includes both infrastructure and non-infrastructure elements focused on urban greening, improved walkability, community placemaking, and litter cleanup. It will reconstruct 1.4 miles of median island along Belmont Avenue from Abby Street to Millbrook Avenue. This reconstruction will include irrigation upgrades, reduction of impervious surface, and planting of 95 sidewalk and median trees. Amenity improvements will be made at five bus stops. Pedestrian scale lighting will also be installed at three bus stops under SR-180 at Fresno and First Streets. Eight murals will be painted at five different locations: abutment slopes and columns along SR-180 at Blackstone Avenue, Abby Street, Fresno Street, and First Street, and at the Romain Community Center. A vendor will be contracted for litter pickups along the major corridors within the 0.75 square mile neighborhood. Additionally, four volunteer-based cleanup events will be held at three neighborhood elementary schools.
|City of Gilroy
|Gourmet Alley and Railroad Street Beautification and Litter Abatement
|The project will involve the renovation and beautification of two pedestrian-only alleys in Downtown Gilroy: Gourmet Alley and Railroad Street. The project also involves public clean-up and litter abatement events publicized and facilitated by the City.
|City of Glendale
|San Fernando Road Beautification Project
|The project will be constructed on San Fernando Road from Grandview Avenue to Elk Avenue. New drought-tolerant, native landscaping will provide ground cover and new plantings will be added on the west side of the roadway. Meandering sidewalks will be provided on the east side of the roadway, providing a consistent 5 foot wide sidewalk and providing larger spaces for plantings, increasing pervious surfaces, and reducing stormwater runoff to improve water quality. Additional improvements will include high visibility and creative crosswalks at intersections, a new bus shelter with trash receptacles, as well as median islands with bioswales, drywells, and curb bulb-outs and ADA ramps at roadway intersections. All project improvements will be located along city-owned public right-of-way on the western and eastern sides of San Fernando Road.
|City of Glendale
|Glendale Permeable Alley Project
|This is a project that will repave alleys in western and southern Glendale neighborhoods, replacing the current asphalt pavement with permeable pavement. There are thirty-eight (38) alley segments identified to be part of the project for a total length of 2.67 miles. The type of pervious pavement will include use of both porous asphalt and interlocking permeable pavers. Types of pervious pavement include porous asphalt and concrete, open joint pavers, interlocking concrete or permeable pavers, and plastic or concrete grid systems with gravel-filled voids. Reflective pavement will be used in the parking stall areas. The project also includes construction of bioswales and drywells to collect, treat and infiltrate surface runoff to support groundwater recharge.
|City of Glendale
|Southeast Glendale Greening
|The project calls for the planting of 750 new street and park City trees. The area is located across a section of southern Glendale, specifically census tracts 3021.04, 3021.03, 3022.02, and 3025.03. Locations would be limited to the City right-of-way between the sidewalk and curb, as well as three City parks within these four census tracts. The public would have access to all improvements 24 hours a day due to the nature of these locations.
|City of Hawthorne
|Zela Davis Park Renovation Project
|The project will build on extensive community engagement efforts to renovate Zela Davis Park. Measurable outcomes include developing construction documents and then managing the construction of the park to transform Zela Davis Park from a flat, empty grassy area with a small playground to a vibrant neighborhood park space with welcoming recreational and community amenities. With the renovation of the park, community members will have a safe space to play, learn, exercise, and relax with other members of the community.
|City of Hayward
|Stack Center Site Work and Plaza
|This project will demolish existing parking lots, chain-linked fences, and dilapidated structures around a community center. It will then create a new community event plaza, an “eco-island” bioretention area, tot play yards for an affordable childcare center, and reconfigured parking with trees, drought-efficient landscaping, bioretention, and modern accessibility features. The community event plaza will create a seamless pathway from the neighboring park to local services, including a pediatric clinic, and will be set up with electrical outlets and pavers to host farmers' markets and other large events, which is a longtime community dream. This project will also install two community-designed murals and a sculptural piece connected to the culture and history of the surrounding neighborhoods. Finally, this project will plant a line of trees on the north east side to provide an appealing visual barrier to a neighboring commercial property.
|City of Huntington Beach
|Oak View Neighborhood Cleanup & Beautification
|The project will beautify Oak Lane and Ash Lane in the Oak View Neighborhood with streetscape improvements including artistic crosswalk painting, traffic striping, traffic and street signage, and roadway improvements to an alley; trees, landscaping, and irrigation; pedestrian lights, sidewalk paving, stormwater infrastructure, curb ramps, tactile warning strips, and artistic neighborhood signage to create a sense of community identity. These improvements will benefit the students and families of Oak View Elementary School which is within the project site on Oak Lane by improving walkability and safety. The project will cleanup and beautify the neighborhood, reduce water usage, increase shade coverage, and reduce the urban heat island effect. In addition to physical improvements, project will maintain a monthly “Keep Your Neighborhood Clean and Beautiful” social media campaign and host monthly community cleanup events for bulky waste items.
|City of Huntington Park
|Huntington Park Litter Abatement and beautification Project
|The proposed project will focus on reducing the amount of waste and debris within the public right-of-way along Wilmington Avenue, Alameda Street, Laura Avenue, Belgrave Avenue, Regent Street, Albany Street and Randolph Street by installing anti-littering signs, trash receptacles and high-resolution cameras to discourage future littering and illegal dumping. Non-ADA compliant sidewalk will be removed and replaced to help increase pedestrian accessibility. The proposed project will also enhance the southside of Randolph Street between Alameda Street and Cottage Street with green street elements that will include: a meandering sidewalk, decomposed granite, treelets, planters, wayfinding signs, drought tolerant trees and native plants, energy efficient light fixtures, and vandal-resistant pedestrian bollards.
|City of Huron
|Huron Clean CA Beautification Project
|The Huron Clean California Beautification Project will install water stations, benches, bike racks, waste bins, trees, and lighting at various locations throughout Huron to provide residents with amenities to support active transportation methods, clean up the community, and provide a safer environment. Murals will also be painted at several locations to show Huron's history and to inspire residents to maintain a clean city.
|City of Imperial Beach
|10th Streetscape Enhancements
|The 10th Streetscape Enhancements project provides a missing accessible sidewalk connection between Donax Avenue and Palm Avenue including pedestrian safety features like curb extensions and enhanced pedestrian crossings. The improvements also include various corridor beautifying elements such as: landscaping, trees, pedestrian lights, enhanced decorative concrete public art, benches and seat walls. The public art installations include enhancing crosswalks and sidewalks with vibrant local designs as well as an artistic seat wall that mirrors the community's proximity to the beach. The 10th Streetscape Enhancements project will also install over 20 trees, significantly increasing tree canopy within this under-served community and reducing the urban "heat island" effect. These improvements will reduce illegal parking and dumping along the project, beautify the corridor, and provide critical accessible connections to the community.
|City of Indio
|Jackson Street Project
|The Jackson Street Corridor Project will beautify approximately 0.75-miles of Jackson Street, in the City of Indio, between Kenner Avenue and Avenue 45, transforming a series of commercial strip malls and vacant lots into an area that is welcoming and encourages pedestrians and cyclists to use the sidewalks and a Class II bike lane. Project elements include: 1) Creating and installing artistic shade elements; 2) Planting shade producing and drought tolerant trees; 3) Installing Big Belly trash receptacles that are artistically wrapped; 4) Constructing 6,000 SF of new ADA compliant sidewalk, replacing 36,000 SF of sidewalk and removing trip hazards and obstacles; 5) Hosting community cleanup events; and 6) Working with artists and students to create public art elements.
|City of Kerman
|City of Kerman Downtown Corridor Revitalization
|The project will revitalize the City of Kerman's "Main Street". Madera Avenue (State Route 145) is the community's backbone. Corridor enhancements between California Avenue and State Route 180 will provide new greening elements, beautification, and culturally relevant art. Project features include:
|City of Lancaster
|Amargosa Recreation Trail Project
|Offering residents increased opportunities for active transportation, healthy recreation, and community engagement, the Amargosa Creek Recreational Trail Project is an approximately 2 mile corridor (between W. Ave. H and W. Ave. J) of protected bicycle and pedestrian trail along Amargosa Creek (the natural water channel on the east side of SR-14/I-138). The project seeks to provide greater bicyclist and pedestrian access to cultural centers (such as the BLVD District); businesses (including Lancaster Town Center); recreational opportunities (like the AV Fairgrounds); future developments (such as the AV Event Center and Medical Main Street); and residential communities – as well as nearby schools, healthcare facilities, and transit stops – while engaging our community in the development of the corridor’s public art and signage celebrating our desert landscape and waterway stewardship.
|City of Lindsay
|Olive Bowl Renovation/Kaku Park Expansion
|Funding would allow for extra lighting, a walking path, playground area, gateway sign, trees, turf, irrigation, skatepark, wayfinding signs and a restroom building for the future Olive Bowl Park renovations and Kaku Park expansion. This grant would also fund the formation of a new Lindsay Walking Club which will involve a local community volunteer leading monthly walks to promote physical activity and community wellbeing.
|City of Long Beach
|Artesia Great Boulevard
|The City of Long Beach proposes to add a new mural on the existing State Route 91 bridge abutment wall and bridge columns at Artesia Boulevard. The mural would complement the City’s Artesia Great Boulevard project, which is a proposed street improvement project that improves the safety and operation of Artesia Boulevard for all modes of transportation, including transit, bicyclists and pedestrians. State Route 91 extends over Artesia Boulevard at a 63-degree skew. Its northerly bridge abutment wall (approximately 450 feet in length) and columns are often covered with graffiti, which can inspire negative emotions. The mural would enhance the neighborhood appeal of an under-served community in North Long Beach and would generate a sense of pride in the community.
|City of Los Angeles
|Martin Luther King Jr Blvd: Equity & Connectivity through Greening
|The Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard: Equity & Connectivity Through Greening Project (Project/MLK Greening Project) is located along Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard between Hill Street and Central Avenue immediately east of the I-110 freeway. The scope includes converting seven locations along the corridor from paved median to raised landscaped medians with native and/or drought tolerant landscape and tree planting, rehabilitating two existing pedestrian refuge triangles into accessible green spaces with water efficient irrigation, and improving sidewalk and bus stop conditions along the corridor in Historic South Central, one of the City of Los Angeles’ historically underserved communities, to provide residents and corridor users with a more comfortable, walkable and greener neighborhood.
|City of Los Angeles
|Creating Urban Habitat & Biodiversity through Median Greening
|The Creating Urban Habitat and Biodiversity through Median Greening Project (Project) will improve existing medians located in six of the City of Los Angeles’s historically underserved communities–Chinatown/Downtown LA, Van Nuys, Vermont Vista, Historic South Central, Leimert Park, and Wilmington. The Project will enhance the City’s medians by replacing water consuming turf, inefficient irrigation systems, and litter strewn areas with native and/or drought tolerant planting and water-efficient irrigation. As the urban heat island effect and drought are disproportionately affecting LA’s most underserved communities, converting these medians into quality green spaces will provide urban cooling, greening, water conservation, and biodiversity benefits directly to residents living in the project areas. This effort will serve as a blueprint for the City’s wider effort to convert its 460+ median locations into a median network that explores the possibilities for converting the City’s interstitial spaces with urban cooling, water conservation, and habitat benefits.
|City of Los Angeles
|Hollenbeck Park Adjacent and I-5 Freeway Adjacent Beautification Project
|This proposed project is located in and adjacent to the Hollenbeck Park and the I-5 Freeway in the Boyle Heights community of the City of Los Angeles. The scope includes the public-right-of-way, City of Los Angeles’ Recreation & Parks owned property, as well as Caltrans right-of-way. This project was initiated after identifying a need for safer access where the park edges meet the public right-of-way space. Project improvements include installing new sidewalks, planting over 200 trees, and adding new street and pedestrian lights, new fencing, and a new park entryway. The Project seeks to make dramatic improvements to the physical infrastructure and environment by making Hollenbeck Park and its immediate vicinity more accessible to the public, improving public safety, and beautifying the area with landscaping, trees, and public art.
|City of Madera
|Fresno River & Vernon McCullough River Trail
|Proposed project for non-infrastructure litter abatement along four-mile section of the Fresno River, as well as three-and-a-half mile Vernon McCullough River Trail. Educational campaign of appropriate litter disposal also proposed. Infrastructure beautification and improvement projects include surface restoration of the Vernon McCullough River Trail, installation of thirty-six trash receptacles capable of showcasing artwork by local artists and students, installation of a playground set with swing set and motion capable exercise equipment stations along the Vernon McCullough River Trail.
The City of Madera plans to augment on its community wellness efforts of providing high quality and clean spaces for the residents it serves. The blight and public safety hazard stemming from the amount of illegal dumping along the Fresno River and Vernon McCullough River Trail is a cause for concern. The City hopes to fill the funding gap to accomplish the necessary work.
|City of Maywood
|City of Maywood Beautification Project
|The project scope of work targets multiple high priority areas of need. The project includes beautification through greening and landscaping as well as infrastructure improvements to increase accessibility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians at multiple segments of parkways/sidewalks, medians, and 20 signal cabinets/utility boxes throughout the City. These improvements are at Carmelita Avenue, between Fruitland Avenue, Loma Vista and 52nd Street; King Avenue, between Slauson and 59th Place; and Mayflower, between Slauson and 59th Place.
|City of McFarland
|McFarland Community Garden and Trail
|The project will include construction of a Community Garden and Trail/Bike Path that will link to the McFarland Pedestrian Bridge. It will improve public space in an under-serviced community. The Community Garden will transform a public blighted area into an interactive sustainable green space by integrating green infrastructure, water conservation, and efficiency through the planting of drought tolerant and native species, while also advancing health equity, economic opportunity, and community resilience.
|City of Montclair
|City of Montclair: Sunset Park Beautification Project
|The Sunset Park Beautification project will enhance the entirety of the park which has some features on the north end but no infrastructure, shade, or landscaping on the south end. These improvements will include the construction of a concrete walking trail along the perimeter of the park, exercise stations, picnic tables, benches, water fountains, a bathroom, and drought-tolerant landscaping. Additionally, this project will develop the pilot of the San Antonio Creek Trail which was planned with the 2019 Caltrans Sustainable Community Planning Grant. The completed trail will ultimately span the length of the City.
|City of National City
|National City Eastside I-805 Community Greenbelt Project
|The proposed project is a combination of public right-of-way, multi-use path, and local park improvements. The project is located in National City along the east side of Interstate 805 between Division Street and Plaza Boulevard. It addresses ongoing issues related to waste, debris, under-utilized public right-of-way, safety, and comfort. The project is intended to kick off a grand vision of implementing a greenbelt for the neighborhoods on the east side of Interstate 805 between Alpha Street and the Sweetwater Bike Path. The City intends to address the parks, recreation, and commuting needs of underserved residents and visitors that live, work, and play between Division Street and Plaza Boulevard. It will improve connections to El Toyon Elementary School, Rancho de la Nacion Elementary School, El Toyon Park, and local shopping centers.
|City of Needles
|Marina Park First Beach
|The City of Needles’ Marina Park First Beach project will transform a makeshift local hangout by removing litter and debris and beautifying the area with public art and education features that mark the tribal and historical significance of our land. The project will revitalize an area with litter and unsavory activity into a destination with restrooms, native plants, a shaded recreation area and a walking trail lined with educational markers. Key project elements include a grassy knoll, shade trees, a walking path, a shaded play area, and shaded picnic tables and benches. The project will add garbage and recycling bins to reduce littering, and educational stones to celebrate Needles' rich history.
|City of Oakland
|Oakland Mini Parks Beautification
|The Project aims to beautify nine mini parks in Oakland's underserved communities. The goal is to invite recreation and promote healthy social gathering. The Project will install BBQ pits and play structures. Play areas will be re-surfaced and new park furniture and accessible seating will be installed. The Project will also install nine drinking fountains to reduce consumption of sugary beverages and use of disposable plastic bottles, 42 shade trees to reduce the urban heat island effect, and landscaping with new irrigation. Fourteen animal-proof trash receptacles and new lighting, fencing and gates will also be installed. These features will provide access for proper litter disposal and deter illegal dumping. These enhancements will significantly beautify and improve these public spaces and promote community connection and recreation in poor neighborhoods with high concentrations of Black and Brown residents.
|City of Oakland
|Courtland Creek Restoration
|The City of Oakland’s (City’s) Courtland Creek Restoration Project (Project) in Courtland Creek Park (Park) will restore 140,000 square feet of public parkland including 950 linear feet of urban stream and 1500 linear feet of recreational trail. The Project will stabilize creek banks to protect properties, improve riparian habitat through native drought-tolerant plantings, abate litter and illegal dumping, and beautify the Park to benefit an underserved community. In addition, the Project will remove waste from the Park and install anti-littering signage, additional waste disposal containers, physical features to deter future littering and dumping, and will provide accessible seating, trail surfacing, curb ramps, gathering places, a creek overlook, interpretative signage/art, and increased nature-based recreation and educational opportunities for the community through partnership with the Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation. The Project will improve access for people of all ages and abilities and will improve safety and enhance community connection.
|City of Orange Cove
|Renovation of Sheridan Park and Orange Cove Welcome Signs
|The Project will renovate and beautify the City’s existing Sheridan Park and community welcome signs along Park Boulevard. Sheridan Park will be updated by renovating existing amenities and constructing new recreation features that will improve access to quality outdoor activities. Park renovations will enhance the health of the community, while providing residents with a public space to practice their culture as groups or families. The Project will construct a playground structure, swing sets, and a walking path that meets ADA requirements. The Project will also renovate the existing bathrooms and install new drinking fountains, tables, shade structures, lights, landscaping, and other park features. A mural depicting the history and cultural of the City will be painted on the Park’s existing entertainment stage. The City’s two welcome signs along Park Boulevard will be updated with new paint, landscaping, lighting, and an electrical board to display messages to residents.
|City of Oxnard
|Oxnard Beautification and Clean-up Program
|The project will beautify and clean up multiple disadvantaged areas in the City of Oxnard. The City will beautify the Camino del Sol Community Garden by cleaning up and expanding the garden at an adjacent vacant area that currently attracts trash and illegal dumping. The project will install new gardening space and an orchard, along with irrigation, fencing, sculpture, and lighting to make the community safer, cleaner, healthier, and with enhanced cultural connection. The project also addresses litter problems in several parks via the installation of new trash containers and regular community cleanup events. The project involves a robust education and outreach component that will engage youth, volunteers, and homeless individuals in the cleanup of 12 City parks, along with the beautification of 4 of these parks with removed turf areas that currently collect trash, replaced with new drought tolerant habitat-providing landscaping with resident and student participation.
|City of Perris
|Copper Creek Park Renovation Project
|The project will improve Copper Creek Park in an underserved community in the City of Perris with beautification upgrades and litter abatement. The project will install a new DG walking path, all-inclusive playground area, bioswales, butterfly garden with educational signage, walkway lights, public art pieces representing the history and culture of the community, anti-litter signs, trash receptacles, concrete walking path, picnic tables, benches, barrier fence, and trees. Project will upgrade existing irrigation to improve efficiency, renovate landscape with drought tolerant plants, and fill in the existing v-ditch and underground drainage. In addition to physical improvements, project proposes to launch a monthly “Keep Your Park Beautiful” campaign on social media and host annual community cleanup events at the park.
|City of Pico Rivera
|Rosemead Boulevard Median and Parkway Beautification Project
|The project will beautify the median islands and some parkway areas along the City’s longest major arterial, Rosemead Boulevard. Median improvements include replacing the existing shrubs, ground cover, irrigation system, fencing, and dead/dying trees with new drought tolerant plants and trees, a new high efficiency irrigation system, and new natural inorganic materials (decomposed granite, boulders, and cobble). Parkway improvements include trees planted to fill empty tree wells, adding shade and improving walkability. Mature, overgrown trees will be replaced to prevent further damage to street pavement. Anti-litter signs, artistic elements, historical markers, trash containers, iron bus benches, and wayfinding signage will also be installed. These improvements will prevent debris from building up, beautify the corridor, reduce water usage, and reduce the urban heat island effect. In addition to physical improvements, City will launch a monthly “Keep Your Streets Clean” campaign on social media and host an annual community cleanup event.
|City of Pico Rivera
|Pico Rivera-Major Corridors Median & Parkway Beautification Project
|The project will beautify the median islands and some parkway areas along four of the City’s major arterials: Slauson Avenue, Washington Boulevard, Whittier Boulevard, and Paramount Boulevard. Median improvements include replacing the existing shrubs, ground cover, irrigation system, and dead/dying trees with new drought tolerant plants and trees, installing a high efficiency irrigation system, and using natural inorganic materials (decomposed granite, boulders, and cobble). Parkway improvements include trees planted to fill empty tree wells, adding shade and improving walkability. Mature trees will be replaced to prevent further damage to street pavement. Anti-litter signs, artistic elements, historical markers, trash containers, bus benches, and wayfinding signage will be installed. These improvements will prevent debris from building up, beautify the corridor, reduce water usage, and reduce the urban heat island effect. In addition to physical improvements, City will launch a monthly “Keep Your Streets Clean” social media campaign and host a biannual community cleanup event.
|City of Pittsburg
|Reviving the Heart of Pittsburg Pride
|Building on the Railroad Avenue Specific Plan goals, the City of Pittsburg, with community input, designed our 'Reviving the Heart of Pittsburg Pride' project honoring our history, diversity, ecology and culture, by implementing landscape and park improvements along a local corridor leading into the historic downtown on Railroad Avenue from Civic Avenue to 10th Street. The landscape improvements and art installations will begin at the medians on Railroad Avenue and Civic Avenue with new parks at Railroad and 17th, guiding the community and visitors into the downtown area with a Gateway Monument sculpture, spelling 'Pittsburg' in large block letters. As you proceed down Railroad, underpass improvements with art installations will guide the community and visitors into old town with a welcoming gateway arch culminating on 10th Street. Per CalEnviroScreen 3.0, these areas of improvement are all within underserved areas.
|City of Pittsburg
|Living Green Pittsburg - Trail and Community Outreach Project
|The project consists of initial kick-off efforts for a citywide “Living Green” initiative. The infrastructure aspect is a pilot green space with bioswales, trees, shading, and a Class I trail that will lead to the transit center. The space will replace a vacant, overgrown lot plagued by illegal dumping. The space will contain features to substantially reduce dumping and close a sidewalk gap. It will also feature informational signage which will also be placed citywide that educates residents on the purpose and importance of the green spaces, and also directs them to the City’s Living Green website. The website will be expanded into a hub for educational resources and volunteering programs that allows residents and local community groups to become stewards of their green spaces. The efforts will be marketed by a grand opening event at the pilot green space and outreach and pop-up events around the City.
|City of Pomona
|Holt Avenue Corridor Project
|This project is intended to enhance the beauty, safety, and walkability of the Holt Avenue Corridor on Holt Avenue from Mills Avenue west to Garey Avenue and on Garey Avenue from Holt Avenue south through the Garey Avenue underpass to Downtown. The project will include enhancing pavement by fixing sidewalks and improving ADA accessibility, adding additional lighting along the corridor, installing trash receptacles and solar trash compactors, adding art to receptacles and electrical boxes, adding additional lighting to the Garey Underpass by the transit station, and adding a mural in the underpass. This grant will also fund a marketing plan to create awareness, education, and community involvement in eight Beatification events between June 2022 and June 2024.
|City of Porterville
|Santa Fe Byway
|Revitalization of 1.3 miles of the Rails to Trails Parkway (Henderson Avenue to Walnut Avenue) with improvements along the trail that include: replacement of dead trees to mitigate heat; solar lighting, fencing, and bollards to improve safety; refuse receptacles to reduce litter; playground and outdoor fitness equipment to promote physical activity; covered bench seating, a large picnic shelter, drinking fountains, and a bicycle repair station to enhance comfort; concrete ribbon and surface improvements along the paved portion of the trail (Henderson to Olive) to increase trail integrity; installation of gabion and drought tolerant landscaping for soil stabilization; wayfinding and educational signage; and graffiti removal and two public art installations. Porterville Unified School District (PUSD) students will design the trail signage and design and implement an outreach and education plan promoting trail use and proper waste disposal. This project will improve an underutilized trail within 1/4-mile of five underserved communities.
|City of Redding
|Urban Park, Lighted Pedestrian Path and Community Programming
|The Infrastructure Project (adjacent to Shasta Community College in downtown Redding) converts a sterile parking lot into a welcoming, green 16,000 square foot Urban Park, and turns 500 feet of the adjacent alley (between Yuba and Tehama Streets) into an inviting Lighted Pedestrian Path. Distinctive features (artful color fog feature, sound swings, multi-purpose art pavilion) leverage the site's location within the California Arts Council-designated Redding Cultural District. The Non-Infrastructure Project includes an Adopt-A-Block Program, ribbon cutting ceremony, litter abatement social media campaign, and educational arts & culture programming. Additionally, it leverages $78K of Affordable Housing Sustainable Communities bike/walk funding programmed within the 1/4 mile Project Buffer Area. All this, in a location close to multiple affordable housing developments, would improve access to life destinations.
|City of Richmond
|Richmond Communities Clean Collaborative
|Richmond Communities Clean Collaborative consists of two Infrastructure projects, The Boorman Park Revitalization Project and the 7th Street Connection Project. Boorman Park was redesigned by the community and will reconstruct an existing park and change the site layout for safety and ease of maintenance. The 7th Street project consists of a sidewalk and bicycle facility gap closure and the transformation of an unpaved alley. The remaining of the Clean Collaboratives include multiple projects concentrated in a cluster of underserved neighborhoods in the heart of the City of Richmond: the Iron Triangle, Atchison Village, Richmore Village/Metro Square, Belding Woods, Cortez/Stege, Coronado, and Santa Fe. The programs will engage and uplift youth, individuals impacted by the social justice system, unhoused neighbors, and other residents through employment and volunteer service, dumpster days, clean-up and enhancement activities, and outreach and waste reduction education.
|City of Richmond
|Yellow Brick Road: Clean, Green & Beautiful
|"Yellow Brick Road: Clean, Green, and Beautiful" is Phase 3 of the Yellow Brick Road Project (YBR) in Richmond's Iron Triangle neighborhood. While Phase 1 constructed pedestrian-friendly street infrastructure and Phase 2 will add plants and trees, Phase 3 will install human-scale street lighting, litter abatement facilities, wayfinding and placemaking signage, and public art elements to 8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Richmond. The Project also proposes decorative fencing at the two parks that bookend the YBR route (Elm Playlot and Harbour-8 Park) as well as a litter abatement and public art maintenance campaign for residents who live within a 1/4-mile of the project site. This project will clean and beautify the project site, and it will provide necessary place-making elements to complete the community's vision to create a clean, green and safe street for biking and walking in the Iron Triangle neighborhood.
|City of Ridgecrest
|LeRoy Jackson Sports Complex Improvements
|The Leroy Jackson Sports Complex Improvement project will implement infrastructure and non-infrastructure elements to create a beautiful, clean, and comfortable space for Ridgecrest residents to play, socialize, learn, relax, and exercise. The infrastructure improvements will include completing a landscape shaded walking trail with solar lights; installing shaded benches; adding a new Dial-a-ride stop; constructing new lights for the tennis courts; defining field edges with drought-tolerant landscaping; installing more trash, recycling, and compost bins; adding new drinking fountains with bottle fillers; and installing new educational signage. The non-infrastructure elements include a ribbon cutting with a litter abatement education event, twice annual community clean-up events, and a household hazardous waste collection event based at the park. These efforts will create a cleaner park and a cleaner community but will also create a cooler and more functional park that increases recreation opportunities and community pride.
|City of Rio Dell
|Rio Dell Gateway Beautification
|This project will beautify the northern segment of Wildwood Avenue, the main street through the City of Rio Dell, from Elko Street to Belleview Avenue. Existing unhealthy trees in medians and landscaped areas will be removed, an adequately-sized planting hole will be excavated and filled with amended soil, and trees will be replanted that are sensitive to the town’s character, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance, and aesthetically pleasing. The existing irrigation system will be modified to match the placement and water needs of the new trees. Near the southern end of the project, Memorial Park will be revitalized and enhanced with the addition of exercise equipment, including a push-up bar, a chin-up bar, and a sit-up bench.
|City of Rio Dell
|Eel River Trail
|This project will develop a new 1/4 mile, 10’ Class I shared-use path along the west bank of the Eel River, in the City of Rio Dell, a severely disadvantaged community (SDAC) in Humboldt County. The Eel River Trail will enhance an unofficial footpath that lacks accessibility features & amenities, create a link between two unconnected city streets, and provide the first designated public access point to the Eel River.
At the southern gateway, an improved asphalt parking area with a bioretention feature at the Edwards Drive trailhead would also provide access to the river bar and feature a community-selected art piece. At the northern terminus, the Davis Street trailhead improvements include regrading and thinning of dense vegetation. At each end of the trail, users will find directional & interpretive signage, seating, and waste receptacles. Along the path will be interpretive signage and a connection to an existing footpath to the river.
|City of Sacramento
|Florin Road Community Beautification
|The Florin Road Community Beautification Project is a public outreach campaign, youth engagement, and beautification effort to improve the area from Tamoshanter Way through Franklin Boulevard on Florin Road. The project will coordinate with Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum, Luther Burbank High School, Florin Road Partnership, local non-profits, and businesses to address litter and illegal dumping hot spots. This project will create public spaces for showcasing the culture and diversity of the Meadowview community. The project will include art installations on Florin Road, such as banners, murals, interactive structures, landscaping, and museum signage, and public seating. High school interns will conduct litter source assessments, adopt litter hot spots for clean up, and be involved in designing and promoting litter abatement solutions. There will be opportunities for the community to be a part of the beautification efforts through community art projects, youth programming, and outreach events.
|City of Sacramento
|Dixienanne Neighborhood Clean & Green Alleys
|The Dixieanne Clean & Green Alleys project will transform at least 3,000 linear feet of unpaved residential alleys strewn with illegal dumping and abandoned vehicles in one of Sacramento's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Community cleanup events will be organized to clear the public right-of-way of debris. The unimproved alleys will be paved with permeable interlocking pavers to reduce runoff into the aging storm water drainage system and to provide a clean and inviting surface for playing/walking/biking. Two thousand linear feet of fencing will be repaired. Gates that have been installed to quell illegal activity will be removed or replaced with pedestrian friendly bollards. The Sacramento Tree Foundation will plant up to 20 trees along the alleys in private yards to provide shade, cool the pavement, and improve air quality. Finally, local artists will be commissioned to enhance the paver installations with context sensitive pieces that celebrate the community and encourage exploration.
|City of Sacramento
|21st Avenue Beautification Project
|This project will address the segment of Sacramento's 21st Avenue from the underpass at SR-99 across Franklin Boulevard to Ethel Phillips Elementary School. The project will create a widened ADA-compliant sidewalk and plant trees to shade students walking to and from the school. On 32nd Street at 21st Avenue by the underpass, the project will replace dirt ditches that accumulate garbage with curb, gutter, bioswales, and vegetation. To beautify the route between the neighborhoods, the project will add artistic bus shelters, waste containers, lighting, and cultural murals by local artists on buildings along 21st Avenue, and hold community events that help educate the public on littering and proper waste disposal.
|City of Sacramento
|Del Rio Trail
|This project provides a new class one bike path along an old abandoned railroad line through existing neighborhoods. Active users benefit by having new bicycle and walking connectivity to regional parks, area schools, markets, and other activity centers. The project will provide public art and remove debris from an abandoned railroad corridor.
|City of Sacramento
|The Hanami Line at Robert T. Matsui Park
|The Hanami Line at Robert T. Matsui Park is a renovation and beautification project of an existing park along the Sacramento waterfront in an underserved neighborhood. Included in the park improvement will be the addition of 104 blossoming cherry trees, native grasses and plants, installation of state-of-the-art irrigation and lighting, an iconic art sculpture, a beautiful promenade, increased seating for festivals, a programming area for events, entertainment and food, permanent shade structures, decorative railing, and imported topsoil to elevate the west side of the park for better views of the Sacramento River. The partnership between the Sacramento Tree Foundation, the City of Sacramento, and MOSAC (Museum of Science and Curiosity) will ensure the long-term health and maintenance of the trees, the plant materials, the hardscape and all park amenities. The City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture’s Public Art Program will maintain the artwork in perpetuity.
|City of Salinas
|Alisal Greening, Beautification, and Safety Project
|The Alisal Greening, Beautification, and Safety Project ("Project") will implement two plans developed through deep engagement with the Alisal community, one of the most disadvantaged areas in terms of poverty, overcrowding, and crime in Salinas. Proposed improvements include litter abatement, beautification through planting drought-tolerant vegetation and trees, a bioswale, wayfinding signage, a gateway monument, banners and murals, permeable pavers, sidewalk art highlighting safe routes through the neighborhoods, and education programming to foster a safe, clean, connected, and accessible environment. Proposed improvements will be concentrated along the E. Alisal Street corridor, the bustling and vibrant commercial heart of the area, with an additional 5 miles of decorated sidewalk routes connecting the corridor to seven schools, two parks, and community amenities such as the beloved Breadbox Recreation Center. Murals and sidewalk art will be designed by local and youth artists and will reflect the rich culture of the Alisal community.
|City of San Bernardino
|San Bernardino 4th Street Alley Beautification Project
|The City of San Bernardino, population 216,089, proposes to transform a 3,800 square foot blighted alley on 4th Street between D and E Street in the heart of the Historic Arts District of downtown. The 4th Street Alley Beautification project includes removing deteriorated ground asphalt, upgrading the existing irrigation system, adding two bike racks, adding outdoor lighting, installing dumpsters, enclosures and trash cans; constructing a 500 square foot stage, planting trees, shrubs, and a living garden wall, installing an automatic gate; installing six sets of outdoor-grade bench and table sets; designing and building a neon arched sign across the alley entrance; and painting wall murals by local artists. The City will complement the construction project with an educational and outreach program, providing opportunities to promote litter and graffiti abatement messages to transit riders, local businesses, non-profits and social media followers of the City.
|City of San Pablo
|San Pablo Old Town Pocket Park & Illegal Dumping Outreach
|The City of San Pablo’s (City) Old Town Beautification Project will empower residents to beautify their neighborhood while educating residents about the various free and reduced costs disposal programs available to them. This project includes two major elements: the transformation of a vacant lot into a neighborhood park and an outreach campaign to inform and inspire residents to beautify their community. The proposed multi-benefit, community-informed pocket park will transform the 1701 Bush Avenue vacant lot into a pocket park with swings, an exercise loop, fitness machines, shade structures, other play equipment, and native plants – all elements residents have stated they would like to see. Old Town Beautification Campaign will create a brand recognizable outreach campaign to create a sense of community by offering neighborhood-lead clean-up events and education to the residents about free disposal options through the mail, social media, posters, banners, and City lead clean-up events.
|City of Santa Ana
|King Street Urban Greening
|The King Street Urban Greening Project (Project) is located at the intersection of W 10th Street and N King Street. The Project will provide multiple benefits to an underserved community, including neighborhood beautification, trash abatement, improved accessibility, water quality improvements, and groundwater recharge. The 9,000 sq-ft parcel is currently vacant and consists of aged asphalt paving, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. The proposed Project will improve and beautify the parcel by removing the existing asphalt, installing drought tolerant landscaping, shade trees, stormwater infiltration systems, a 2,300 sq-ft pervious pavement bike path, two interpretive signs featuring litter abatement and watershed education, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant features, public art, four energy-conserving lights, six benches, and three waste receptacles. Construction is anticipated to begin in early 2023 and end by August 2023.
|City of Santa Cruz
|Main Beach Restroom
|Complete renovation of Main Beach Public Restrooms from foundation to roof to fix the deteriorating structures. New ADA compliant, water-conserving fixtures, including a bottle-filling station. Two 20' x 7'-foot tile mosaic wall murals developed through outreach with the disadvantaged neighborhood. Addition of picnic tables, trash/recycling receptacles and signage to discourage littering. Installation of security cameras to monitor litter on adjacent beach, deter crime, and study coastal resiliency to sea-level rise.
|City of Santa Maria
|Battles Road Green Corridor Rehabilitation and Beautification Project
|The Battles Road Green Corridor Rehabilitation and Beautification Project is a 1.1-mile long public pathway in a centrally located and highly visible thoroughfare in the City of Santa Maria. The existing project pathway regularly accumulates liter, is under-lit, deteriorating, and lacking beautification/recreation features. The project will provide additional lighting, a walking path, recreation features, local artwork, and drought-tolerant landscaping. Specific components to be installed along the path include: repaving the existing bike path and installing a new meandering pedestrian path the length of the corridor, permeable surfaced “bump outs” for activity areas, outdoor fitness equipment, trash receptacles, shade structures and seating, native plants and drought-tolerant landscaping (with interpretive educational signage), bioswales, art murals and sculptures, solar-powered pedestrian lighting, and a vegetated privacy wall where the project directly abuts residences.
|City of Shafter
|Historic Core Recreation Rehabilitation and Enhancement Project
|The Project consists of the rehabilitation and enhancement of existing recreational public spaces within the historic core of Shafter. Specifically, the Project will rehabilitate and enhance the following five public spaces: (1) Shafter Aquatic Center, (2) Shafter Skate Park, (3) Mannel Park, (4) Veterans Park, and (5) James Street Corridor between Lerdo Highway and Shafter Avenue (including Stringham Park). The Project is entirely comprised of "enhanced infrastructure" improvements identified in this application. There are no entitlements needed for the Project and also no required permits (such as grading or building permits) since the City is the authority over such permits and does not issue permits to itself. The Project will be required to adhere to applicable Building Codes, the Shafter Municipal Code, and other regulatory requirements regarding the development of the Project.
|City of South San Francisco
|The Centennial Tail Outdoor Recreation and Education Enhancement
|The community seeks to transform an undeveloped fallow patch of land into a community recreation and education space that will advance equity, health, and education outcomes for one of South San Francisco’s most underserved neighborhoods. The Project will benefit students from two schools, including a Title 1 school, and the nearby Boys and Girls Club that is immediately adjacent to the location, by providing access to a trail, outdoor education area, skate park and fitness amenities, which will support underserved youth and encourage outdoor activity and environmental stewardship. The Project will also include trash receptacles, a pet waste station, bike racks, a shade structure, picnic tables, interpretive panels, enhanced lighting and landscaping, including 130 trees and 5,900 drought-tolerant shrubs that will help beautify the area and provide important climate benefits. Six community events and a social media campaign with emphasis on litter abatement awareness will reach more than 26,000 residents.
|City of Tehachapi
|Valley Boulevard Recreational Park
|One-acre park in Tehachapi that will include landscaping, shade trees, shade structures, benches, waste bins, anti-littering signage, wayfinding signage, enhanced lighting, bike racks, picnic sites, a playground, and a soccer field. The City of Tehachapi's general plan lists neighborhoods that contain a physical feature as a center, such as this proposed park, which allows for different activities, to be a priority.
|City of Vallejo
|Lake Dalwigk Park Improvements
|This project provides for beautification of Lake Dalwigk Park and enhanced community connection via 11 decorative stamped crosswalks. Specific elements include 3.8 acres of drought tolerant landscaping, replacement of a broken concrete pedestrian path including grading for ADA access; a restroom; extensive pathway and park lighting utilizing low voltage LED lights. A paved bike/pedestrian path will provide ADA access to the Curtola Park & Ride facility. A degraded and vandalized culvert with a non-ADA compliant bridge will be restored to provide an attractive and accessible connection. The degraded sidewalk along Lemon Street will be replaced with decorative concrete and surrounding landscaping. New monument signs will be installed at two locations. Picnic tables and drinking fountains will be installed. Trash receptacles and dog waste stations will also be installed.
The landscaping will complement a native plant restoration program currently underway around portions of the lake. Interpretive signs and education programs are also included.
|City of Ventura
|Ventura River Trail Improvements
|This application seeks to renovate a public space, the Ventura River Trail, located in an underserved community in Ventura, California. The Ventura River Trail is a popular corridor for cyclists and pedestrians utilizing it for recreation, as well as a route to work and local schools. This infrastructure related community litter abatement and beautification project will improve this existing linear park in an effort to ensure is longevity and increase its value for the residents of the underserved Westside community and benefit the larger community of City of Ventura. Continuous improvements of the Ventura River Trail include repaving the bike trail, addition of solar lighting, and the removal and replacement of trail fencing. Targeted improvements include accessibility improvements to access the trail, public art, trail monuments, environmental and ‘no litter’ signage, native and drought tolerant shrub and tree planting, trash cans, wayfinding to the trail, and other various trail user amenities.
|City of Vernon
|Vernon Fitness Park
|Creation of a park including a multi-use trail, constructed of pervious rubber pavement, designed to encourage walking and running with distance indicators; restrooms; drinking fountains; fitness equipment; children's play equipment; benches; picnic tables; lighting; enhanced native and other drought tolerant landscape including irrigation and interpretive signage; and architectural fencing constructed on two adjacent utility rights-of-way that are currently filled with non-native weeds, windblown litter, and debris from illegal dumping.
|City of Wasco
|City of Wasco's Historic Downtown Business District Transformation
|Transforming City of Wasco's Downtown Historic District along 7th Street from G Street to D Street, includes low water use landscaping, ADA compliant pedestrian facilities, shade trees, street furniture, seating areas, waste bins, enhanced lighting, new green space, art murals to (4) four alleys by local artists, upgrades to the adjacent parking lots, rehabilitation of 7th Street Park (to include a new dog park) and safety measures/improvements to a parking lot hosting the only public electric vehicle charging station. This project aligns and is consistent with the 2040 City of Wasco’s General Plan, 2020 Kern County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan, 2014 City of Wasco Urban Greening, Parks and Open Space Master Plan and planning documents prepared for Wasco Downtown Historic District - (1) Wasco: Commercial Revitalization Program; (2) Downtown Revitalization Study and Downtown Business District Market Plan; and (3) Downtown Historic District Policy and Design Plan. All city permits/approvals have been obtained.
|City of Woodlake
|East Naranjo Beautification and Connectivity Improvements
|Botanical Garden Improvements: The City of Woodlake proposes to install a Class I Bike Path adjacent to the Woodlake Gardens, improve ADA-Accessibility, and beautify park access points with drought-tolerant landscaping, waste collection bins, energy-conserving lighting, and decorative paving. The City will also improve ADA accessibility within the parking area by adding permeable parking paving surfaces and connecting the parking area to the Class I Path.
Woodlake City Park Improvements: Near the Woodlake City Park, the City proposes to remove two parking lots, and reconfigure sections and the intersection of two storm drain lines to increase public recreation space. Park improvements will include the following additions: seating areas, shade structures, pedestrian to existing park facilities, drought-tolerant and native plants landscaping throughout, energy- conserving lighting throughout and recreational structures.
|City of Yuba City
|Plumas Street Historic and Water Tower Park Improvements
|The Project will help transform, beautify, and connect the Plumas Street Historic District with other improvements already completed in downtown (adjacent to the project) to create a cohesive downtown area enhancing civic pride and drawing businesses and visitors to this shopping and recreation district. Project elements include: 1) Water Tower improvements (lead and rust remediation, painting, new logo, color changing LED lights); 2) Water Tower Park improvements (shade structure, public art, drought tolerant landscaping, playscape and splash pad, lighting, seating, trash/recycling bins, digital sign); 3) Plumas Street (litter/graffiti clean-up, trash/recycling bins, placemaking gateway arch); 4) Center Street (LED lighting, trash/recycling bins); and 5) A "Clean and Safe Yuba City" litter abatement campaign (social media messaging, light pole banners along Bridge Street, and cleanup events). Simply stated, the proposed project will help transform a blighted area into a cleaner, safer, and more attractive destination for residents, visitors, and businesses.
|Coachella Valley Association of Governments
|Coachella Valley Community Connectors
|The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) in partnership with the City of Coachella and the City of Cathedral City, seeks funding for the Coachella Valley Community Connectors project. This project will make much needed improvements along two community connectors in disadvantaged communities to the Coachella Valley Link (CV Link), a regional multi-modal transportation project. The proposed project will make enhancements that include landscaping, installation of benches and trash receptacles, and planting of shade trees. The community connectors in the cities of Coachella and Cathedral City will also help improve access from two recently state-funded park projects to the CV Link.
|Colusa Indian Community Council
|Rehabilitating and creating a safe 3/4-mile recreational path throughout tribal land for the betterment of the indigenous people and the surrounding communities that is comprised of culturally unique aesthetics and native plants along a durable path designed to last generations. The pathway will connect many vital communal spaces, from the tribally owned mini mart to the childcare facility, from the private residential reservation to the education center and medical center, with seating, energy-conserving lighting and waste receptacles throughout. The entire project will encompass elements that are approved by the native tribe to engage their peoples with the land while beautifying the space that is accessible to the public.
|County of Contra Costa County
|Contra Costa County Illegal Dumping Initiative
|The Contra Costa County Illegal Dumping Initiative Project consists of a combination of the following infrastructure and non-infrastructure tasks:
|County of Glenn
|Glenn County Parks Accessibility and Beautification Project
|All three parks that will be improved are in underserved communities:
|County of Kern
|Heritage Park Beautification and Enhancement
|Heritage Park is located within the eastern portion of Greater Bakersfield and reaches a diverse multi-cultural population of 6800 residents. The project site is highly visible and central to the Heritage Academy, Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Kern Medical Center Heliport, and nearby Kern Medical Center and College Heights School. The project site is a high-use neighborhood park comprising 18 acres that is open and accessible to the community. Enhancements entail shade structures, LED lighting for public safety and security, a new restroom, ADA compliant walking paths, age-appropriate children’s play equipment, renovation of a worn soccer field, sustainable landscaping, and irrigation features. After more than 70 years of being a turf amphitheater, installation of a new amphitheater will serve as a welcoming structure for community events and performances. The project features construction of a Unity Mural for local artists, all designed to improve and beautify public spaces in a highly visible park.
|County of Kern
|Mojave East Park Beautification and Enhancements
|Mojave East Park project will directly benefit an underserved and disadvantaged community of 4238 residents. Beautification and enhancement improvements will transform the entire area with new public facilities and features that offer change and options for recreation. The project site is the primary community social network and family center for families and individuals that have limited resources. The site is adjacent to Mojave High School and Mojave Elementary School and is accessible to residents and visitors through Business Highway 58. Features include replacement of restroom facilities, creation of a new paved parking lot to serve the baseball field, a bio-infiltration basin to manage site stormwater, a new, larger shaded picnic pavilion, a new soccer field with renovated turf, landscape, and irrigation with emphasis on drought-tolerant, adaptive trees, shrubs and windbreak plantings, exercise stations with equipment, a renovated basketball court and connected accessible pathways.
|County of Kern
|Lost Hills Park Beautification
|Lost Hills serves an area designated as a SB 535 community. The beautification project will install five new state-of-the-art play facilities to enhance the health and wellness of all age groups, including installation of ADA compliant sidewalks, and accessible-compliant pour-in-place surfacing for play areas. Elements are designed to inspire families, youth and seniors to help improve health and provide a safe, clean, and secure public setting for all users.
|County of Lake
|Lake County Beautification Initiative
|The Lake County Beautification Project consists of both infrastructure and non-infrastructure components. The infrastructure components include amenities such as restrooms and public art at two county parks: as well as shade structures, trees, drinking fountains, benches, trash/recycling receptacles, and signs at a total of fifteen parks countywide. The non-infrastructure component of the project is a countywide marketing outreach and educational campaign.
|County of Modoc
|Veterans Memorial Park Rehabilitation and Beautification Project
|Reconstruct the Chamber of Commerce building by installing four ADA compliant restrooms, as the current restrooms are neither ADA compliant nor accessible year-round. The renovations to the building will allow staff to be onsite and fill the void of welcoming and assisting those who are visiting the park complex. Install new ADA walkways for ease of access to the grounds, install shade structures, seating areas, native plants, litter/recycling receptacles and animal waste bag and disposal stations throughout the grounds, install new playground mat and new playground equipment to serve able bodied and handicap-able youths, install architectural fencing around historical structures to beautify and allow access, install walking trails with para-fitness equipment to enhance public health and wellness, install updated energy conserving lighting throughout the complex, and beautify and allow access to currently closed off spaces to ensure the public is able to enjoy the full space provided to them.
|County of Merced
|Winton Community Park Restoration
|Winton Community Park will be restored and improved for the unincorporated community of Winton, population 11,709.
New features to be added include a 5,650-ft walking loop with new energy efficient lighting, two new picnic shelters, and playground. Public art in the form of 12 unique iron benches designed and welded by local high school students will be installed with cement footings. Twenty trees will be planted by students.
A baseball field with no lighting will have lights installed to extend available hours of use. Four baseball dugouts will be constructed to replace heavily vandalized dugouts. A former soccer field will be re-graded and have lights installed to return it to recreational use. Basketball courts will be lighted.
Sixty graffiti-scarred and broken picnic tables will be replaced with new graffiti-resistant picnic tables. A Community Cleanup Day at the park will remove graffiti and 140 tons of waste and litter.
|County of Santa Cruz
|Green Valley Road Multi-Use Trail Improvements Project
|The Green Valley Road Multi-Use Trail Improvements Project (GVR MUP) will replace a dilapidated pedestrian trail with a pervious, two-way, multi-use trail to provide a safe, accessible connection between the City of Watsonville and Santa Cruz unincorporated counties to nearby schools, parks, social services, and numerous transit stops. The 2-mile long path will be 10' in width and will be protected by a landscaped buffer or bioswale, containing native and drought tolerant plans. The project will upgrade 5 METRO bus stops with shelters and one more with an accessible landing, all upgrades will include trash receptacles.
In addition to the path itself, non-infrastructure elements include education programs at Amesti Elementary, community events at the parks, and community-driven art installation(s). All education will also include litter abatement curriculum.
|County of Tuolumne
|Don't Trash Tuolumne Cleanup and Encouragement Campaign
|This non-infrastructure project will target all of Tuolumne County, with the goal of eliminating existing litter and illegal dumping hotspots and promoting education and encouragement of residents and visitors to keep Tuolumne County clean, safe, and beautiful. The project is comprised of three main components: a mascot design competition at Tuolumne County K-12 schools, a robust countywide marketing campaign, and several on-the-ground measures to cleanup existing waste and debris and prevent future accumulation. Key findings of the overall project and lessons learned will be documented by a consultant and provided to the County to use as a reference after the project has ended.
|County of Tuolumne
|Jamestown Gateway and Main Street Revitalization Project
|This project will enhance the accessibility, order, and cultural connection of Jamestown’s historic downtown Main Street. Improvements will include identifying and repairing damaged sections of sidewalk, improving sidewalk connections, and improving ADA access. To further protect the sidewalk, nuisance trees will be replaced with new shade trees and additional new trees planted. Various improvements to the public park including ADA enhancements, park furniture, improved landscaping, and wildlife-resistant trash receptacles will make the public space comfortable, accommodating and accessible. A mural will be installed on a highly visible building on Main Street to beautify the downtown core with local art. Lastly, to provide a welcoming and visually appealing image as residents and visitors travel into downtown, the vegetation triangle at the intersection of Main Street and Golden Chain Highway (SR 49/SR 108) will be reimagined. This will include low-maintenance climate tolerant planting and a gateway sign to welcome visitors into Jamestown.
|County of Tuolumne
|Groveland Vibrant Connections to Public Spaces
|This project will create human scale improvements to the County-owned parking facility on Ponderosa Lane located directly behind the town core on State Route 120, ‘Main Street’. Project components will include improving pedestrian connections from the parking lot to Main Street by installing signage and wayfinding along Main Street to promote parking access and existing electric vehicle charging stations. A public restroom and mural will be constructed, and trash services will be improved to eliminate issues of human waste and other forms of contamination. Shade trees will be incorporated into the adjacent public garden space to create natural shading, and a public information wayfinding kiosk will be installed to promote wayfinding to town sites and access to natural trails. Parking spaces will be restriped to provide improved definition, and a curb will be constructed along the northern end of the parking lot to redefine the parking lot limits.
|Fort Independence Indian Community
|Oak Creek Community Park
|Oak Creek Community Park project is the development and construction of a new public space located on the Fort Independence Indian Community's Reservation. This project is an improvement of public spaces in an underserved Tribal community. The park plans to embrace the Tribe's history and culture with green infrastructure, playgrounds, a sports court (with basketball and pickle ball courts), restrooms, and paved trails to encourage moderate to high levels of physical activity and longer durations at the park. The sports field, amphitheater, pavilion, and family picnic and BBQ areas provide open and shaded places to share culture and foster community events like yoga classes, farmer's markets, Tribal ceremonies, and pow wows. The extensive trail system will include an interpretive trail with native grasses, tree canopy, plants and water to encourage biodiversity with community historical signs, markers and art installations by native artists. An access road and parking lot allows future electric vehicle charging.
|Groveland Community Services District
|Groveland Community Asset Rehabilitation and Beautification Project
|This project will make improvements to the Groveland Community Services District (GCSD) Mary Laveroni Park including waste reduction and beautification by removing large amounts of trash from the GCSD’s newly purchased 37-acre property, replacing the current small, dilapidated restroom, and installing adequate trash and recycling receptacles. The user experience will be enhanced by constructing a covered transit shelter and a shaded picnic area. Pedestrian facilities will be improved by the construction of accessible walking paths connecting amenities in the park as well as a trailhead information and wayfinding kiosk. Existing dirt access roads and trails will be restored to link the park to the historic Hetch Hetchy Railroad grade and new 37-acre property, initiating new recreation opportunities on a one-mile scenic loop. Areas of turf will be replaced with drought tolerant landscaping and irrigation. Beautification measures including trash receptacles, planters, and benches will be installed through Groveland’s downtown core.
|Hoopa Valley Tribe Council
|Hoopa Four Project
|The Hoopa Four Project will provide debris removal, beautification, rehabilitation and enhancement to community parks and spaces for ADA accessibility for rolling, walking and recreation. The areas listed by community identified priority are: Pookey’s Park, Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, Neighborhood Facilities, and Tish-Tang Campground. Pookey’s Park is located at 536 Loop Road and is an 11.5-acre park parcel opened in 1977. This park serves as a quasi-extension of school playgrounds and is regularly utilized by the schools located less than 500 ft. away. The Rodeo Grounds is located at 1767 Pine Creek Road and is a 12.03-acre parcel built to serve as the Hoopa Rodeo Grounds, which opened in 1977. The TishTang Campground is a 12-acre parcel campground. The Neighborhood Facilities is a 6.2-acre parcel of lands encompassing the Hoopa Tribal Administrative and Recreation Departments of the Tribe. It was built in 1977.
|Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
|Jordan Downs Beautification and Litter Abatement
|The Master Plan for the new Jordan Downs Urban Village calls for the replacement of 700 outdated apartments with a total of 1,400 housing units accommodating a mix of incomes, as well as a retail center and a community center. This community severely lacks public open space, and historically trash has been a symbolic problem in the community. This project addresses this problem with the construction of four parks, installation of "smart" compacting public trash cans throughout the campus at strategic locations near the new parks and housing, an educational outreach program that addresses historical litter inequities in the community, and a decorative public art component with significance to the local residents and stakeholders.
|Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
|South Los Angeles Rising
|South Los Angeles Rising targets two underserved neighborhoods across seven project sites in South Los Angeles – Willowbrook and Watts – impacting the health and well-being of both communities. The project funds a two-year program that combines new trash capturing enclosures and bins, and activates community members through litter abatement education campaigns and beautification events through a Green Ambassador Program.
|Humboldt Bay Harbor District
|Peninsula Beautification Project
|The Peninsula Beautification project will improve the Peninsula by enhancing public spaces and increasing the number of locations that the community will safely enjoy. The entire Peninsula community is classified as underserved and the proposed projects will increase the feeling of safety and community pride for residents. Improvement projects include murals, interpretive signage, community identification signage, sculptural play structures, native landscaping, beach safety signage, cleanup events, a litter abatement campaign, and much more. This project is taking the approach of eradicating trash, enhancing public spaces, offering education, and providing engaging opportunities for the community to participate in the project. The goals are to reduce and prevent dumping/littering, beautify public spaces for recreation, and advance equity for the underserved Peninsula community.
|Kashia Band of Pomo Indians
|Cleanup and Beautification of Kashia Tribal Lands
|We will remove litter from the Stewarts Point Rancheria, the home of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians, which is an underserved population. Over 100 Tribal Members live at the Rancheria, which also contains the Tribe's Community Center and a large undeveloped wooded area. The roughly 562-acre property has been used as a dumping ground by the surrounding community for decades, and contains a large amount of general household waste, larger objects such as appliances, and dozens of abandoned vehicles. All of this waste and debris will be removed by Tribal Members and third-party contractors to restore the area to a clean and livable state. We will also remove a large derelict fence from our Kashia Coastal Reserve property just north of Salt Point State Park on Highway 1.
|Los Angeles County Metro
|Ramona Gardens/City Terrace Rail Line Beautification Project
|The project will address graffiti, litter, pollution, vandalism, and illegal trespassing by constructing a sound wall between Chelsea Street and the railroad right-of-way in Los Angeles near the Ramona Gardens public housing project. The wall with a mural by local artist(s) will prevent access for vandals to the rail line and shield visibility of graffiti and other blights. Crews will increase the frequency of litter removal and graffiti abatement within the rail right-of-way by 400% to improve the aesthetic for rail commuters, freeway motorists, and residents of the communities on both sides of the I-10 freeway.
|Plumas County Transportation Commission
|Quincy Pocket Park
|The Quincy Pocket Park Project aims to develop and beautify a .10-acre vacant area along Highway 70 in Quincy, California. There is currently no official use for the location outside of the established bus stop, and the area tends to collect roadside debris and provides little added value to the community. The vision behind the Quincy Pocket Park is to establish the location as a recreation informational hub emphasizing bicycle and pedestrian modes of travel as well as provide a small community park in downtown Quincy to help contribute to Quincy’s Recreation Economy. The park will include a public art installation, recreation focused informational kiosks, xeriscaping with drought tolerant trees and shrubs, a short pathway, benches, trash receptacles, bike rack and tuning station, and a water refilling station for recreators and local contractors. The Quincy Pocket Park would increase availability of public spaces to the underserved community of Quincy.
|Riverside University Health System-Public Health
|Clean, Beautiful and Resilient Oasis
|This proposal will address infrastructure and non-infrastructure needs in one of the most disadvantaged unincorporated communities in Riverside County: Oasis. The infrastructure components would connect three mobile home parks to a recreational park, local market, and community clinic. Improvements will include improving pedestrian pathways and crossings, native tree and pollinator garden landscaping, and community amenities including functional public art, shade structures, benches, and tables. Non-infrastructure components will help enhance a sense of community, including the following elements: safe routes to destinations, informative programs, litter abatement and conservation programs, ecological programming, and public artmaking. These components will improve the social determinants of health and address prevailing inequities in the community of Oasis. A strong network of county agencies, community-based organizations, and community leaders will work to make Oasis a place to live with greater dignity. The main beneficiaries of this project will be residents, farmworkers, tribal members, and students.
|Santa Ynez Chumash Tribe
|The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians will remodel a space adjacent to the Tribal Education and Learning Center, bordered by a waste water treatment plant and a bus/shuttle yard, to convert it into a beautiful outdoor community learning space for youth, families, and elders. At present, 24-hour commercial activity and noise along with the unappealing sight of treatment plant equipment and tanks directly affect the (under) use of this space. The Tribe seeks to mitigate commercial sounds and sights impacting the enjoyment of this outdoor area with beautiful fencing, landscaping, and water features portraying Chumash culture and artwork. There are no open spaces available to the community in the vicinity.
|San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
|South of Market (SoMa) Transit Gardens Connection Project
|Funds from Clean California will support the SoMa Transit Gardens Connection to beautify and clean public spaces near the soon to be opened Yerba Buena/Moscone Center subway station through four main project components:
|Southgate Recreation & Park District
|South Sacramento Parks & Pathways Beautification & Revitalization
|The Southgate Recreation & Park District (Southgate) South Sacramento Parks and Pathways Beautification & Revitalization Project (Project) is an impactful investment in a historically disadvantaged community. The Southgate Project includes elements that restore five parks, the Florin Creek pathway, and creek clean-up and volunteer tree planting events along the Highway 99 corridor.
The Southgate Project will reduce waste by activating these public spaces, creating unique designs that divert waste, and leading clean-up efforts. Enhanced public health and cultural connections will be created through new and improved walking and recreational amenities desired by the community. Placemaking through new art, fencing, drought tolerant plantings, and trees will dramatically beautify these public spaces and mitigate the intense Sacramento heat while reducing water consumption, energy demand, and increasing runoff bio-filtration. Collectively, the proposal enhances public health, improves access and walking connections, enhances greening and fosters pride in an underserved and disadvantaged community.
|The Manchester Band of Pomo Indians
|Manchester/ Point Arena Tribal Clean-Up
|On our land there are many areas that require clean-up and removal of waste that consist of anything from typical trash to abandoned vehicles left sitting on the roadway. Our aim is to reduce the amount of waste and debris by using the existing tribal grounds keeping crew and a local waste removal service to gather and dispose of the waste. After the garbage has been cleared, we plan on decreasing the amount of overgrown and vegetation which will provide a healthier, greener environment, as well as provide the community with improved spaces for transit, walking and recreation.