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The Cliff House and San Francisco’s Long History of Dining Out

Cliff House Exterior (Bob Holloway Collection)

A treasure of the Golden Gate National Parks, the Cliff House marks its 150th anniversary in July. It opened in 1863, in a city famous for its multitude and variety of restaurants. But why so many dining establishments, and how did San Francisco’s culture of “dining out” develop? more >>



Owls: Custom-Made for Night Hunting

Great Horned Owl (Don Moseman)

The trailside discovery of a Great Horned Owl tail feather sparked this rumination: What are some of the many adaptations that make owls such proficient hunters in the dark, quiet night? Take wing and learn more about their unique traits. more >>



Debunking Myths About California’s Native Plants

Wildflowers

Working with native plants all the time you begin to develop a huge soft spot for them and it becomes easy to forget that not everyone shares the same love and appreciation for our home-grown plants. But the question remains: why? more >>



Finding Love for the City

I-YEL Members

Experience a play about a boy and girl who discover the value of their city through the struggle of love. This completely student-produced play, the annual I-YEL youth project, aims to teach audiences something new about San Francisco. more >>


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It’s Transplantapalooza Season for the Nurseries!

Nursery volunteer

The native plant nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks follow a unique cycle. Since we rely on the park itself for the seeds and plant material we propagate for restoration projects, the nurseries follow the natural cycle of the land. Right now? Transplanting time! more >>


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A New Face and a New Phase: Summer Trail Work Days

Jaimie Baxter

The Parks Conservancy has a new Trails Stewardship Manager! Meet Jaimie and join the Trail Crew this summer as drop-in volunteer days, every third Saturday, are in full swing. Read on for all the details. more >>


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Institute Helps Launch Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Bay Area

Exercising on Crissy Field

On June 1, parks and health organizations around the Bay Area kicked off Healthy Parks, Healthy People: Bay Area—an effort to provide welcoming, culturally relevant programs for all communities. Learn how you can participate in the next round of events! more >>


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