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Native Plants for the Not-So-Hallmark Holiday

Bleeding Heart - Geral and Buff Corsi, photo by California Academy of Sciences

Valentine’s Day not exactly your favorite holiday? Just for you incurable curmudgeons—here’s a bouquet of plants with some less-than-romantic names that you certainly won’t be hearing about in any love sonnet. more >>


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Hope for Oakwood Valley: Project Uncovers Young Oak, Bay Trees

volunteers planting

Threatened by Sudden Oak Death, wildfire, and the proliferation of invasive species, the oak and bay trees of Oakwood Valley face a tenuous future. But a recently completed stewardship project gives us reason for hope—and a way to help. more >>


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We Love Our Park Volunteers!!

 We Love Our Park Volunteers!!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s a time to show some love for those who have made a positive and lasting impression on our lives. Here in the Golden Gate National Parks, one incredible community stands out—our PARK VOLUNTEERS. more >>


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Our 13 Favorite Photos from 2013

Young volunteer

Stirring. Stunning. Surprising. Beguiling. These words describe our Golden Gate National Parks—and 13 unforgettable photographs that capture the essence of these parklands and the people who steward them. See the best images from 2013, handpicked by your E-ventures editors. more >>


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Did Jute Know? Fun Facts about a Formidable Fabric

Working on jute (Monica Stafford)

As you stand in the new parking lot at Muir Beach, you may notice the expanse of tan fabric covering the restored floodplain. What is this strange, straw-looking material? The simple answer is jute fabric—but what exactly is it? more >>


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Coot Boon on Rodeo Lagoon!

American Coots (Ingrid Taylor)

One of the things winter visitors in the Marin Headlands might notice is the abundance of waterfowl at Rodeo Lagoon. Most people brush the birds off as just “ducks,” but a closer look reveals a far more complex avian world. more >>


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Wave of Change at Rodeo Beach

Coastal Hedgenettle

Once a dairy farm, later an Army parade ground, and now an overflow parking area, the “surfer’s lot” at Rodeo Beach is being transformed. Learn more about the project, and some of the plants—grown by the Marin Headlands Nursery—that will help restore wildlife habitat. more >>


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2013: A Key Year to Unlocking the Power of Parks

Fort Baker

We’re thrilled to report that 2013 may have been the most successful year yet for the Institute at the Golden Gate. Look back on a remarkable year of influential reports, national convenings, and impactful pilot programs tackling some of society’s most pressing challenges. more >>


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Fielding Suggestions: Share Your Feedback on Refreshing Crissy

Roving Ranger

Crissy Field—San Francisco’s beloved front yard and one of the Conservancy’s signature projects—continues to evolve as a visitor destination. As we assess its uses and evaluate maintenance needs, we’d love to hear your ideas on improving this shoreline park. more >>


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MLK: A Day of Volunteerism to Honor a Lifetime of Service

Park volunteer (Kirke Wrench)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” On MLK Day of Service in 2014, we hope you’ll be volunteering in our Golden Gate National Parks. more >>


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