We couldn’t help noticing that the lighting from inside the Oracle parking garage, across from The Trustees new parking areas, was pretty visible around dawn and dusk. Since the clearing of the wall of trees and shrubs along Blanchard, the Oracle garage has been very visually present, and the lighting was not be friendly to various critters, particularly the fireflies.
So Board Member, Ed Loturco, called up a contact at Oracle and explained the problem. And within a day or so they went out and reworked the lighting system to save electricity and minimize stray light in the park.
There are sensors now so that most lights will only come on when people actually walk in the garage.
A big thanks to Ed and Oracle, from us park lovers and fireflies.