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Migratory Story: GGRO Intern Reflects on the Journey of Raptors—and Her Own

Migratory Story

“It has begun.” So begin the reflections of Laura Echávez, a Golden Gate Raptor Observatory intern, as she experiences her first fall migration from Hawk Hill. Discover how she draws parallels between her immigration story and the birds’ journey along the Pacific flyway. more >>


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Amazing Graze: 75 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

80 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

It’s been “Arma-goat-don” for the weeds at Fort Mason’s East Black Point. This past month, a herd of the quirky, cloven-hoofed critters cleared the area of invasive vegetation. Learn where the goats came from, why they’ve been in our parks, and how you can carry on their work. more >>


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The Presidio in the Summer of Love: The Counter-Counterculture

Presidio in the Summer of Love

San Francisco has been celebrating the of the Summer of Love, an epochal moment of free love, artistic expression, and antiwar protests. But, in 1967, what was happening on the Presidio—a venerable Army post with gates only blocks from the heart of Haight-Ashbury? more >>


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Drums, Waves, Wind: Adams’ “Inuksuit” at Lands End on July 29

Inuksuit

Up to 99 percussionists, arrayed across Lands End, pound out rhythms that mix with crashing surf and the songs of birds. This is John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit, performed in a partnership of SFJAZZ and the Parks Conservancy. Experience it for free in two days. more >>


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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 >>


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Portal at Crissy Field to Whisk 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. This summer, step inside the Portal at Crissy East Beach—and make an unforgettable connection. more >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>



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 >>



 

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