Beautification Day 2016: Polishing a Hidden Gem

October 25, 2016

Thank you to the 25+ volunteers who joined us on Saturday October 22 for our third annual Beautification Day!  These events are the quintessence of why Sausalito Beautiful exists.  When our volunteers work in close partnership with both the City and the private sector, we are able to bring dramatic cost-effective change to our public spaces.  Together we ensure that the beauty of our town reflects the splendor of our natural surroundings.

This year we set our sights on Tiffany Park – one of Sausalito’s many hidden gems in need of some extra attention.  The project had tremendous momentum even before we broke ground thanks to the work of Shades of Green Landscape Architecture (the Principal of which is board member Ive Hoageland) and our partners at the Department of Public Works.  Shades of Green generously donated their landscaping talents, while the team from the Department of  Public Works spent hours last week preparing the site, delivering mulch, compost, plants and tools.  All of this enabled our fantastic team of volunteers to make quick work of all the weeding, digging, planting, and mulching needed to make Tiffany Park truly shine.


We would like to send a special Thank You to a few key individuals who made this project a success:

  • Loren Umbertis, Eric Graham, Martin Rodriguez and all our partners at the Department of Public Works
  • Ive Hoageland, Molly Franson and the team at Shades of Green Landscape Architecture
  • Event Chairs Craig and Marjorie Thomas for all their work organizing the event
  • And last but certainly not least, to our good friend Mike Langford, Director of Sausalito Parks and Recreation

As with most worthwhile efforts, the work is never done. If you would like to join us in an upcoming project, just send an email to