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Penny Wise: Trailblazing Trans Ranger Shares Her Story

Penny Tibbetts

Penny Tibbetts, a law enforcement ranger at Golden Gate, recounts her journey in becoming the first ranger in the National Park Service to transition genders while on duty. more >>


July 2017 | Leave a comment

Portal at Crissy Field Whisks Visitors to Mexico, Iraq, India, and Other Locales

Portal

Through the magic of immersive audiovisual technology, Shared_Studios’ Portals bring together people from around the world in real-time, life-size, face-to-face conversations. From July 13 through August, step inside the Portal at Crissy East Beach—and make an unforgettable connection. more >>


July 2017 | Leave a comment

Crissy Field Center Wind Turbines on the Cutting Edge of Energy

Crissy Field Center Wind Turbines

Crissy Field Center isn’t just built on green principles and clean energy—it’s actively advancing sustainability technology. Discover the story behind the wind turbines on the lawn in front of the Center, and how they are generating invaluable data on urban wind energy. more >>


July 2017 | Leave a comment

Historic Headlands Tunnel Reopens After Repairs

Tunnel Closure to Restrict Headlands Access

Just in time for summer visitors, the historic Baker-Barry Tunnel—a main artery into the Marin Headlands that’s popularly known as the “Five-Minute Tunnel”—has been reopened after significant upgrades. more >>


June 2017 | Leave a comment

Trail Etiquette 101: Ensure Our Parks’ Paths Are Safe and Fun for All

Here’s a handy primer—or a reminder—of some common-courtesy rules of trail etiquette. more >>



Tales Forever: Read a Story, Page by Page, as You Walk a Trail

StoryWalks at Lands End

Through the magic of StoryWalks, pages from two charming children’s books will be placed on signs along trails at Lands End and Mountain Lake (Presidio) this summer. Learn about this project—and other fun programs in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. more >>



Why Bees Are All the Buzz—In the Presidio, Across the Country

Why Bees Are All the Buzz

With the overall bee population in decline across the U.S. and California, the Presidio is seeing a growing number of bees. Learn why—and discover expert tips on growing a native-plant garden that encourages pollinators and gives bees a much-needed boost. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

What better way to celebrate Earth Week than recycling organic material into hot, nutritious compost? We caught up with “Chief Composting Officer” Dick Miner to get the scoop on Alcatraz Historic Gardens’ award-winning compost—and learn some tips for your own. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Exhibition Examines Presidio’s Role in Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans

Exclusion

During Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May), the parks celebrate the community’s contributions—and remember its darkest hours. “Exclusion”—a new exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club—looks at the Presidio’s role in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II…75 years since FDR’s infamous Executive Order 9066. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Birds of a Feather: A GGRO Volunteer Finds Her Flock

GGRO Hawkwatch Volunteer

When volunteer Christina Cambie “migrated” from England, she had no idea she would find comfort and community in her new home by studying another migration—that of raptors over Hawk Hill. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

 

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