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Our Romantic Plant of the Season

Wild strawberry

Love is in the air! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there will be many sweet treats popping up on grocery store shelves and on restaurant menus to entice you and your Valentine. Many will contain one of nature’s sweetest offerings: strawberries. more >>


February 2013 | Leave a comment

A Very Special Earth Day in January

Volunteers planting in the parks

Muir Woods Earth Day is the longest-running event in the Golden Gate National Parks. It’s also one of the most enjoyable volunteer opportunities of the year. And it’s on January 26. Find out why we celebrate “Earth Day”—in the middle of winter. more >>


January 2013 | Leave a comment

Ready for a Record-Breaking Planting Season!

Volunteer at work

Ready, set, go! Planting season has begun and we have more plants than ever to get into the ground before the winter rains dry up in the parks—over 200,000 seedlings and 36 pounds of seed. We need you! Learn how to lend a hand this season. more >>


December 2012 | Leave a comment

Back from the Brink of Extinction

Alligator Lizard

It was three years ago that the Franciscan manzanita was discovered along the old Doyle Drive. How is that manzanita doing in its new home? And what are the plans to re-establish a sustainable population of the plant and the other species that historically grew with it? more >>


November 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

The Importance of So Much Little White Fluff

The Importance of So Much Little White Fluff

One sure sign of “summer” in the Golden Gate National Parks is the sight of fluffy white seed blanketing hillsides. But where do these seeds come from? Where are they going? And why do we care? A Presidio seed collector takes a closer look. more >>


October 2012 | Leave a comment

Help Name a Shady New Building

09 Help Name a Shady New Building

The Presidio Native Plant Nursery—one of six nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks—will soon open a long-awaited structure: a new 75’ by 110’ shadehouse! Learn why this building is so important—and submit your ideas for what we should name it. more >>


September 2012 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

08 The Wildlife Wonders of Tennessee Valley

As one of the few staff working in Tennessee Valley, Liz Ponzini (manager of our Tennessee Valley Nursery) is well-acquainted with the natural wonders of the area—including the local wildlife. Read on to get the inside scoop for your next hike in this remarkable valley. more >>


August 2012 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

Native Plant Nurseries Build Bridges of Natural Habitat

Native Plant Nurseries Build

Our six native plant nurseries, spanning from Marin to San Mateo, have the amazing role and privilege of growing natives for the many restoration projects in the Golden Gate National Parks. As we celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge in May, learn how native plants “bridge” the myriad habitats of these national parklands. more >>


May 2012 | Leave a comment

 

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