New Presidio Parklands Project Public Presentation and Interactive Forum
• Thursday, January 29
Join us for this inaugural meeting with the designers to hear about the... more >>
Many Ways to Love Tam, All in One Place
The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative—formed earlier in 2014 by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, and Marin County Parks—aims to reinvigorate community stewardship of Mt. Tamalpais.
A new web site, OneTam.org, is a major catalyst in that effort.
Our National Park: A "Bucketful of Joy"
“Going to Crissy Field is as amazing as a kid not getting homework for the rest of the year.”
“Crissy Field Center was as awsome as buying a little kid a ice cream.”
“Being there was as fun as being on a roller coaster for the first time.”more >>
Def-eating Weeds: A Holiday Feast of Nonnative Plants
Across the parks, volunteers root out nonnative plants to help restore wildlife habitat. But did you know that those weeds can be quite tasty? Just in time for holiday meals, enjoy these recipes that use nonnative species found in the Bay Area!
CAUTION: As always, be sure to positively... more >>
One Cool Cucumber: Marah and its Frightening Fruit
Known by a number of names (including wild cucumber, man root, and big root), Marah fabaceus, or Marah oreganus, isn’t what you would call a soft and fuzzy native plant, or one that might incite “oohs” and “ahhs” as you hike the park trails.
This creeping ground cover, which you’ll find... more >>
Hirsutory: A Hairy History of the Parklands
With men around the world growing mustaches in “Movember,” we sought inspiration in the annals of the Golden Gate National Parks. These parklands have seen many fine gentlemen of the face fur, and this list will “razor” awareness of some fascinating historical figures!
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Citizen Scientists Root for the 'Sea Hawks'
This coming February marks the first meeting of the Citizen Science Association, to be held in San Jose, Calif., and one of the more interesting and powerful CS concepts is the idea of “outcomes.” How is a citizen volunteer changed by participating in scientific research? The results might be mundane,... more >>
“Cat” Café: Quick and Easy Cattail Recipes
You may have seen cattails’ tall green shoots poking out of a wetland, or glimpsed its distinctive brown seed heads while swimming in a lake. But, did you know that they are also highly edible?
From roots to shoots, different parts of the plant can be ground into flour, sautéed, or... more >>