FROG News: DMV Plan Ready For Implementation

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Wonderful news for neighbors, greenbelt lovers, Farmers Market goers, and Claremont DMV staff and patrons: The long-awaited DMV tree and park restoration will happen soon.

The final plan, created by Suzanne Schrift of MIG Inc. and incorporating ideas from our community, provides for large native trees to replace the eucalyptus, plus smaller trees that will be attractive to birds and screen the view of the DMV car enclosure, a much-needed additional picnic table, and new boulders to enhance the creekside area.

FROG Park and DMV Neighbors Association volunteers and Public Works staff recently met at the DMV to review the placement of trees, boulders and picnic table. The final plan has been forwarded to the DMV for its review and approval, necessary before any landscaping plans can be implemented.

View the plan at

Be sure to visit the area where marked stakes show how it will look when finished. (Please help us keep the wooden stakes in the ground, as they will guide the construction crew when work gets underway.)

Leonora Sea, DMV Neighbors Association Chair,

Carol Behr, FROG Chair