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Trail Tracks: Our Favorite Park Jams

Our Favorite Park Jams (Maria Durana)

Music and song—like the Golden Gate National Parks—are wrapped around so many of our best memories. We asked park staff to share their favorite songs that evoke the landscape, the spirit, their adventures, and their work across the parklands. Check out these solid-gold hits at Golden Gate—then share your own! more >>


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Give Back and Take Four Volunteering Benefits

Volunteer (Maria Durana)

We know you choose to volunteer to give back to the community and the parks. But it’s alright to enjoy the fruits of your labors, too! Take a look at four fantastic benefits of volunteering in the Golden Gate National Parks—and share these with friends who are thinking about pitching in. more >>


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Adventures with Stinky Plants: Part II

Finn Working with SAV

Dive back into the weird world of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), as we see how nursery staff and interns are demystifying the growing process for these fascinating plants that live beneath the surface of Mountain Lake in the Presidio. more >>



Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Tickets: On Sale June 27

Ai Wei Wei

This fall, internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei brings his powerful and thought-provoking work to Alcatraz. Get the latest details about his site-specific installations on the Rock—and learn how to buy your tickets for this much-anticipated exhibition, opening September 27. more >>



YEL-ing Across the Generations

YEL Out 2002

For the first time, the Center is organizing a campout that connects current I-YEL interns with alumni of I-YEL, a groundbreaking youth leadership program in its 13th year. By inviting the extended I-YEL family (and the families of I-YELers), this event builds community across generations. more >>


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National Trails Day: Honor Your Trails

National Trails Day: Honor Your Trails

As part of celebrations nationwide, the Golden Gate Trail Crew will lead five projects across our parks. Find out how you can give back to our amazing trails on June 7—and help build a brand-new trail connecting some picturesque San Francisco landmarks. more >>


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The Perfect Pie Pairing for Your Milagra Hike

From Field to Kitchen!

A fresh berry pie is the perfect reward after a vigorous springtime hike at Milagra Ridge—or any of our Golden Gate National Parks. Read on for the delicious recipe, developed by a former Park Stewardship intern with a passion for baking. more >>


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Creating Lifelong Park Users, One Walk at a Time

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

The Institute at the Golden Gate’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People work does more than just encourage new communities to utilize neighborhood parks as resources for improving health. This initiative also creates new advocates for the health of public lands, like the Golden Gate National Parks. more >>


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New Podcast: Nurturing Communities of Plants—and Volunteers

From Seed to Ecosystem: The Important Role the Park Nurseries Play in Rebuilding Ecosystems

Curious about how and why we need our Native Plant Nurseries to grow plants for restoration? Check out the second installment of the “Seed to Ecosystem” podcast for insightful interviews with nursery staff and one of our star volunteers. more >>


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What Bird Personality Fits Your Bill?

Allen's Hummingbird (Don Moseman)

In the film “Moonrise Kingdom,” Sam pointed to Suzy and asked: “What kind of bird are YOU?” Now you’ll never get caught without an answer, thanks to our new personality quiz, released just in time for International Migratory Bird Day. Find out your feathered phenotype! more >>



 

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