Park District Board members, staff, special guests and the public gathered on Friday morning, Aug. 19, at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton, to celebrate the kickoff of a major energy efficiency project based at the park.
The project includes solar panels that will generate 1.2 megawatts of energy annually – enough to offset electricity use for almost the entire Park District – along with three electric-car charging stations, a new recycled water line, and planting of native trees. This new solar carport system will also provide much-needed shade for the parking lot at Shadow Cliffs. We are thrilled to undertake this important new project, which will save energy, water, and money for decades to come.
Special guests included Park District Board Members Ayn Wieskamp, Doug Siden, John Sutter, Dennis Waespi, Diane Burgis and Beverly Lane; EBRPD General Manager Robert E. Doyle; Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne; Pleasanton Vice Mayor Kathy Narum; Assemblywoman Catherine Baker; Alameda County Board of Supervisors Paul W. Sanftner II; Walnut Creek City Council member Bob Simmons; Tom Guarino from PG&E Public Affairs; and representatives from the offices of Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty and Congressman Swalwell.
A fact sheet for the project is available online at ebparks.org.
Park district kicks off renewable energy project at Shadow Cliffs
Pleasanton Weekly, 8/23/16
Solar Carport System to be Installed at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area
Pleasanton Patch, 8/18/16
Photo above, left to right: Tom Guarino, John Sutter, Ayn Wieskamp, Jerry Thorne, Robert Doyle, Kathy Narum, Doug Siden, Dennis Waespi, Beverly Lane, Diane Burgis.