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Why Bees Are All the Buzz—In the Presidio, Across the Country

Why Bees Are All the Buzz

With the overall bee population in decline across the U.S. and California, the Presidio is seeing a growing number of bees. Learn why—and discover expert tips on growing a native-plant garden that encourages pollinators and gives bees a much-needed boost. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Exhibition Examines Presidio’s Role in Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans

Exclusion

During Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May), the parks celebrate the community’s contributions—and remember its darkest hours. “Exclusion”—a new exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club—looks at the Presidio’s role in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II…75 years since FDR’s infamous Executive Order 9066. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

What better way to celebrate Earth Week than recycling organic material into hot, nutritious compost? We caught up with “Chief Composting Officer” Dick Miner to get the scoop on Alcatraz Historic Gardens’ award-winning compost—and learn some tips for your own. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Birds of a Feather: A GGRO Volunteer Finds Her Flock

GGRO Hawkwatch Volunteer

When volunteer Christina Cambie “migrated” from England, she had no idea she would find comfort and community in her new home by studying another migration—that of raptors over Hawk Hill. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

Park Prescription Day: Celebrating Time Outdoors as the Best Medicine

Park Prescription Day

A free, family-friendly event at Crissy Field on April 23 celebrates the second annual National Park Prescription Day, which showcases public lands and their role nature plays in promoting health and wellbeing. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

In the Presidio, MacArthur Meadow Gets a Makeover

MacArthur Meadow

Featuring a new boardwalk and freshly planted wetlands, the revitalized MacArthur Meadow reached a major milestone with its March 9 ribbon-cutting. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

Crissy Promenade Repairs Slated to Begin in March

For the first time since the Crissy Field Promenade was opened in 2001, the entire 1.5-mile length of the popular pathway will be repaired. Starting in March, the promenade will be closed, section by section, for resurfacing work that will improve its durability and sustainability. more >>


March 2017 | Leave a comment

What Happens When a Massive Redwood Tree Falls

With the frequent and heavy rains, about a dozen coast redwoods have come down in recent months at Muir Woods. Learn what happens when a giant falls, how trail crews move a 10-ton redwood, and how the death of one tree gives life to so many other species. more >>


March 2017 | Leave a comment

Healthy Outlook: Visionary Leader Behind the Presidio’s Next Chapter

Jean Fraser made history in the health sector, bringing health care to all San Franciscans. Last fall, she became President & CEO of the Presidio Trust, with a vision for bringing this national park to all. Hear about her journey from public health to public lands. more >>


March 2017 | Leave a comment

Park Pickup Lines (Not) Guaranteed to Land You a Valentine

Calling all lonely ladies and gents! Try these park-themed conversation starters to spark a potential romance. Maybe you’ll get a laugh. Maybe you’ll get a life partner. Or maybe you’ll just learn about transect methodologies in rare-plant monitoring of riparian ecosystems. more >>


February 2017 | Leave a comment

 

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