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McClellan Ranch

McClellan Ranch: Preserving Nature and History

McClellan Ranch Beautiful Pathways Located in the Monta Vista neighborhood of Cupertino, the McClellan Ranch Preserve is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature. Once the site of a horse ranch owned by the McClellan family in the 1930s and 1940s, the 18-acre natural preserve is now home to the local 4-H Club, the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, and a large community garden. The property features the original ranch house, a working milk barn and livestock barn, and two transplanted buildings: a replica blacksmith shop and a water tower. It also features an Environmental Education Center opened in 2015. Visitors to the preserve can participate in an after-school nature program, enjoy some birdwatching, help with a habitat restoration project, learn about the area’s history, or follow the paved Stevens Creek Trail that winds through the preserve to Blackberry Farm and the Stocklmeir Orchard. Designed by SSA Landscape Architects, GraniteCrete was chosen to pave the Stevens Creek Trail “primarily for its natural-looking aesthetic and

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Wyandotte Park: A Little Slice of Heaven

Wyandotte Park Wyandotte Park in Mountain View Located in the Rengstorff area of Mountain View, Wyandotte Park is nestled in a tiny lot between industrial business and homes.  Taking up 0.9 acres, the park provides neighboring residents with a much-needed open space and play area. Areas at Wyandotte Park that have been paved with GraniteCrete.The city of Mountain View has an admirable goal to devote three acres of property per 1,000 residents to public park and recreational facilities; Wyandotte Park helps the city accomplish this. Despite its size, the park is packed with a variety of components to satisfy visitors of all ages. It features play structures and fitness equipment, an open lawn, benches, public art, and even a giant abacus with rock beads. Tying it all together is an overarching nature theme that includes “floating” rocks on metal poles, a leaf-shaped balance board, and landscaping boulders. Throughout the park, there are areas of decomposed granite stabilized with GraniteCrete. As a natural-looking and environmentally-friendly product, GraniteCrete was the perfect paving choice for this green space.

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GraniteCrete pathway at Golden Gate Dog Training Park

Golden Gate Park’s Pawsome Update

Golden Gate Park’s Pawsome Dog Training Park In San Francisco, Golden Gate Park is a true treasure and oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. Visited by 24 million people each year, it stretches over 1,000 acres and has something for everyone, including gardens, picnic areas, numerous trails, a disc golf course, and a dog park in each quadrant. The newly-renovated Dog Training Area at Golden Gate Park.One of these dog parks—known as the Dog Training Area, located near the Bison Paddock—recently underwent a renovation thanks to a generous grant from the California Natural Resources Agency. The renovation included numerous improvements and updates, including new picnic tables and benches, replacement of the fencing, a multi-level dog fountain, new landscaping, and accessibility improvements to the parking lot and pathways throughout the area. For the pathways, San Francisco’s Public Works department chose GraniteCrete paving material. GraniteCrete stood out as the best accessible choice because it requires minimal maintenance and is “firm and stable, non-slip, and permeable.”   GraniteCrete is thrilled to be part of the

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UCSC Chooses Sustainability

UCSC Chooses Sustainability Beautiful Pathways At the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC,) the Coastal Science Campus covers 100 acres, and encompasses several buildings that play significant roles in the university’s Coastal Sustainability Initiative. GraniteCrete paving outside the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, UC Santa Cruz. The Coastal Sustainability Initiative addresses various environmental issues with a focus on the health of coastal ecosystems around the world.  At the Coastal Science Campus, some of the facilities that help with achieving this goal are the Joseph M. Long Marine Laboratory and its Seymour Marine Discovery Center, as well as the Coastal Biology Building that opened its doors in 2017. The Coastal Biology Building is an impressive 40,000-square foot building designed by EHDD Architecture.  It features various laboratories and offices to support both faculty and research. The building is equipped with a 125-foot seminar room, analytical labs, and a natural running seawater laboratory.   When designing the surrounding landscape, landscape architects Joni L. Janecki & Associates (JLJA) were careful to consider the substantial impact this project could have on the fragile ecosystem surrounding the

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